Wednesday, February 28, 2018

February Flying Carpet 2018

In February the Flying Carpet
cruised the clotheslines of the world
for all of you
who feel you've been exposed to too much dirty laundry
clogging your screens, eyes and brain

Monklet laundry in Thailand


Color coded laundry in Burano

Laundry to dye for 
in Luang Prabang in Laos 
at Op Pop Tok
Dragon Laundry??? at Op Pop Tok 
Laundry along the Mekong, Laos
fishing net and laundry
riverside village, Laos
Laundry against Lisbon tiles
and in the Alfama district
and against street art 
(Photo by Zack)
Friend Eugenie contributes Shanghai laundry
What did Frida's clothesline look like
in Mexico City?
The Flying Carpet hopes you feel
clearer and brighter now

Thursday, February 1, 2018

January Flying Carpet 2018

In January The Flying Carpet
"On the Road Again" 

and lingered for a spell in Denver.
At the Tourney Transportation Museum
there were many 
distinguished elderly gentlemen...
some creating quite a spectacle

some with Royal pretensions 

some swashbuckling, buttery, and suave

some dipsomaniac and smashed

and elegant bicycles 
caught in patterned stillness

The prow of the
Denver Art Museum
jutting into the sky

at the Clifford Still Museum

Hightailing it back to Santa Fe
for the Women's March

Special thanks to the William Havu Gallery 
in Denver
for their current exhibit Shape Shifter/ Zachariah Rieke

Monday, January 1, 2018

December Flying Carpet 2017

In December the Flying Carpet 
swoops into your world
after the hilarity and silliness of the season
and coziness 
and hopefully merry and bright
and the dazzlement of lights
filling the darkness
and the “chill of a wintry light”
and the early closing of our days

 it's time to look to new genesis
and to open the New Year
A bumper sticker glimpsed yesterday
says it all:
“Make America gracious again”

Thursday, November 30, 2017

November Flying Carpet 2017

In November
The Flying Carpet
Braked not for the bad
but for the good
in the South Valley of Albuquerque
The annual 
Dia de los Muertos Marigold Parade
encourages everyone to strut their stuff
in the most outrageous 
celebration of Hispanic culture
going low 'n slow
The DREAMERS out in force
carrying a coffin...
“Don't bury my dream!”

The BUS People
say “Truth is Power”
“I just look illegal”
is extant in all her splendor
with roses and shining aura
This Street Artist is
wearing his Mona Lisa Catrina
Everyone goes all out!!!!
Special thanks to Sialia and Jacob
and Marianna
who's always up for adventure

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

October Flying Carpet 2017

In October
The Flying Carpet
wanders gardens of autumn delight
taking solace from the chaos

Riotous begonias
before a morning of windowed frost

 A color poem of ivy

and Autumn Blaze Maple

One last heavenly morning glory
clinging to slanting shadows

Brave fall crocuses
giving threads of saffron

Intricacy of clematis

“Quincey” laden with fruit...
the apricot leaves making a golden
bed of sleep for winter

We bring the echeveria 
and the plectranthus
inside to feast on lingering bloom

and wish you an aspen glyph Halloween

Special thanks to Sialia, Sarah, 
and Gail and Zack
for letting The Flying Carpet
ripple through your morning gardens

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

September Flying Carpet 2017

In September
the Flying Carpet got blasted off course
by a Rocky Mountain High
Calder Mobiles suspended
in lily pond grays
at the Denver Botanic Garden
The Zeppelin Zooms
at TAXI in Denver
Wacky creativity runs amok
in a fantabulous jumble
at the studio of Susan Wick
“If walls could talk”
they'd sound a cacophony
in downtown Denver
early morning droplets
at Grand Lake
In the twinkling of an eye
The Flying Carpet believes
that there are still wondrous moments
in this broken world
Special thanks to Daniel
and Olivia