Wednesday, July 31, 2019

July Flying Carpet 2019

In July the Flying Carpet
visited the Time Being
and her many identities

Time Being becomes 
Flying Carpet

Time Being becomes 
Indigo Woman 

Time Being becomes 
Abalone Woman

Time Being becomes 
Seeker of Rust

Time Being becomes
Collector of Memory

Time Being becomes

Time Being would love
to share her many identities with you
 in person in the month of August

Monday, July 1, 2019

June Flying Carpet 2019

In June,
The Flying Carpet
flies through TIME.

 “Time is an ocean
and it ends at the shore.” -Bob Dylan

The  hourglass sands
slipping through each moment...
the calendar pages
flying in the flicker of time...
calligraphy of watch springs
an unknown script...

This one is for you
Steve and Ritsuko

Friday, May 31, 2019

May Flying Carpet 2019

In May, 
the Flying Carpet 
invites you to contemplate
the extraordinary ordinary...
as you step out the back door

as you explore
out the front door

and as you enter the dream
of your friend's wisteria hysteria

"We shall not cease from exploration
and the end of all our exploring
will to be to arrive
at the place we started
and know the place for the first time"
-T.S. Elliot

"Each day is a journey
and the journey itself home"

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

April Flying Carpet 2019

In April, 
The Flying Carpet 
had meetings with 
remarkable people in California.

moments of heartfelt elegance 
and playfulness
in the home and studio of
the most celebratory Sas Colby

eclecticism run amok and astounding
in the apartment/ studio of
the ever zany/ profound Susan Wick…

a gathering of luminaries
around the table of
intensely-admired-by-many Liza Dalby

attention to the 
exquisite and unexpected
in the design of Dream Team
 Yosh Asato and David Baker

heaven on earth
in the art/garden of Marcia Donahue
The "real" and the "unreal" intertwining

Just floating in Berkeley spring

Special thanks to Sas Colby, Susan Wick,
Liza Dalby, Marcia Donahue, 
Yosh and david, and Chere Mah

Sunday, March 31, 2019

March Flying Carpet 2019

In March The Flying Carpet
galloped into the movie set of 
Tucson, Arizona.
In Truth or Consequences, 
the woman says,
“You from around here?”
I say, “No”
She says, “Well, you're arty enough!”
The Tae Kwon Do dragon/
ledger horses window
proves her right
In Tucson the air crackles crystal
and geometry 
flaunts its spines and prickles
succulent blossoms 
gradate like sundown
and desert sea anemones 
gobble the cumulus
with liberty and cactus for all 
On the road again
heading into Hatch, New Mexico
the locals come out to greet us
Bearing giant burgers
and intense nostalgia
and bizarre 
hodgepodge collage barrage
at Sparky's
Special thanks to Bob, Laurel, and Janet