Dec 11, 2011

DANCE POEMS

SPLIT SIDES
Merce Cunningham



1.

                        Black sun
                        silver sun


sheaves                        circle curl



            jagged                                    propel

                                    tilt

                        reverse                        table

                                    planar

bolt
                        swivel

                                                popping
                                                bean
                                                hopper

            scythe arms
                                    tiller

            plank
                                    pacer            apace


            spun
                        diagonal
                                                lemniscates

conjoin
                                                undersphere


                        radio
                             tower
                                                ear to the ground

            salamander
                        falling
                        temple
                        tempo
                                                reentry
                        tribunal
                                                payer

one who preys

                                    pivot
                                                pale

            whirl
                                    foot            cut


            bend

                                    dark drop

2.

Chiaroscuro
                                    ice bevel

walker                                    topple

                        burden-bearer


            thrice
                                    Janus
            broken
                                    furl

            plaint hop

seethed
                                    leg wall

                                    construct
            plane points
                        sky breach


running triangle
                                    pulled

tiller

                        electron

English

                                                ghost thump

            hello
                        escape velocity

martial
            faun                                    hang├ęd
                                                fool

Flamenco
            stutter                                    shear
                                                water


among spun
                        spider                        song





            clipper                        lift



monolith

                        brooked
                                    person
                                                over

leader

                        together

parallel
                                    the whole grid

clatters from the
                        dark remainder


                                                shadows

DANCE POEMS


RAINFOREST
Merce Cunningham

Writhe                        glitter

mountain            flesh

                        suspend air current

                                                            east

staccato

            lungfish

                                    center                        lever

                                    rush
                                    jackstep



            mural            hammer

above                                                nudge


                                    Siamese arise


unfurl
            replace
                        crab bridge



                                                            skulk
burrow

                                                            *


plaint
                                                            sway
away

                                    staccato

           
            silver pillow interfere

            carry your own
                                    pneumatic other


jig waltz
            connect

                        aura            cycle




                                                silver ghost
                                                            tumbler


maple blade




                                    Thoth slide


            tectonic            no

                        clock hand leg


            pram
                                    threshold


                        windmill



trust



                                    field


DANCE POEMS

POND WAY
Merce Cunningham

                        An old pond —
                        The sound
                        Of a diving frog.
                                                Matsuo Basho


Weather                        vein

                                                guiding
pace                                                glyph drift

pile            plant
                        alphabet

raise                                                star

                        line (walk the)

                                                teeter

                        fool tree

                                    compass            leg

lily                        pond

                        fronds

            bumpers

                                                cricket



            conjoin                        swarm


layer                                                drill

                        bamboo


bow

                                                proffer

            beak
                                    lung


            dais            frieze
                        urn            pose

                                                froze

away
            tether
            together

                                                plinth



reverse           
                                                station


arm                                                guise

            ring form

            pantomime

                                                amongst
                                                strata

            compass home

                                                Sufi line

scarecrow

                                                suspend run



Nov 27, 2011

DANCE POEMS


CANYON
John Jasperse


                                                                        Canary gyre
           
            pinballs & bumpers
                                    pale jig flag
solo
clackety-split                        wake
                                                sparkler trail

                                                coriolis


cloud chamber

                                    overhead











                                    diagonal
                                                pause



roving box
                                                                        await
shadow









                                    worry

                                                            days


                        over edge
                                    puppet falls




                                    time to go            on point




                        stutter




                                                aglow

                                                let go


                        pulse
                                                ship creak


a back



                        comport

            the way a hand knows letters in the dark

atomic


                        blip white


                                                obelisk

                                                            windmills




along rivers                                    all together now


                                                spin cycle

                        planted
                                                a forest

for the trees                                    reaching out

                                                dumb slalom





                        finds
                                                the mirror







                        tracking            listing





                                                scissor legs





                                                hopper slide

            behind


            dust devil










                                    bird head







                                                dead others

                        transact





fauna
            flux                        mantis                                    because

            astir in
the margins



                                                drum walk


rag walk


                                                waltz






                        Rorschach topple


                        tented


                                    star





                                    center


                        stylus


            like a lock groove



interfere

                                    loving


                        cant

                                    fell


                                                            arrive
                                                absorb                        include


                                                            alit



                                                            unspun

                                                            semaphore


                                                            glow





                        erase                                    return





                                                                                    jetsam
                        spider
                        climb

                                                                        rolling arpeggio




going                                                                                    lifted

                                    gowned


                                    ground


                                    cog nonsense

                                    sway rotate
                                                                                    rain twirl


                                    caster
                                                                                    casting


throb
symphonic
                                                            stalked

                                    stoked

                                                            above

                                                            areach

                                                                        delta
                        freed




                                                fed

virgin                                                                        swathe


                        sate
                        together


                                                                        spun sprung
                                                                       
                                                                        foot.