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[6-16-2009 Update Insert: Most of what is in this space is now moot. I found out what I was doing wrong and have reinstated Archives and Labels searches. They do work. However, in certain cases you may prefer Labels to Archives. Example: 1976 Today begins in November of 2006 and concludes in December of 2006, but there are other related posts in other months. Note: Labels only shows 20 posts at a time. There are 21 hubs, making 21 (which is for 1976 Today) an older hub.] ********************************* to my online poems and song lyrics using Archives. Use hubs for finding archival locations but do not link through them. Originally an AOL Journal, where the archive system was nothing like the system here, this blog was migrated from there to here in October of 2008. Today (Memorial/Veteran's Day, May 25, 2009) I discovered a glitch when trying to use a Blogger archive. Now, it may be template-related, but I am unable to return to S M or to the dashboard once I am in the Archives. Therefore, I've decided on this approach: a month-by-month post guide. The sw you see in the codes here stood for Salchert's Weblog when I began it in November of 2006. It later became Sprintedon Hollow. AOL provided what were called entry numbers, but they weren't consistent, and they didn't begin at the first cardinal number. That is why the numbers after "sw" came to be part of a post's code. ************** Here then is the month-by-month post guide: *2006* November: 00001 through 00046 - December: 00047 through 00056 -- *2007* January: 00057 through 00137 - February: 00138 through 00241 - March: 00242 through 00295 - April: 00296 through 00356 - May: 00357 through 00437 - June: 00438 through 00527 - July: 00528 though 00550 - August: 00551 through 00610 - September: 00611 through 00625 - October: 00626 through 00657 - November: 00658 through 00729 - December: 00730 through 00762 -- *2008* January: 00763 through 00791 - February: 00792 through 00826 - March: 00827 through 00849 - April: 00850 through 00872 - May: 00873 through 00907 - June: 00908 through 00931 - July: 00932 through 00955 - August: 00956 through 00993 - September 00994 through 01005 - October: 01006 through 01007 - November: 01008 through 01011 - December: 01012 through 01014 -- *2009* January: 01015 through 01021 - February: 01022 through 01028 - March: 01029 through 01033 - April: 01034 through 01036 - May: 01037 through 01044 - ******************************************************* 1976 Today: 2006/11 and 2006/12 -- Rooted Sky 2007: 2007/01/00063rsc -- Postures 2007: 2007/01/sw00137pc -- Sets: 2007/02/sw00215sgc -- Venturings: 2007/03/00216vc -- The Undulant Trees: 2007/03/00266utc -- This Day's Poem: 2007/03/00267tdpc -- Autobio: 2007/04/sw00316ac -- Fond du Lac: 2007/04/00339fdl -- Justan Tamarind: 2007/05/sw00366jtc -- Prayers in December: 2007/05/sw00393pindc -- June 2007: 2007/06/sw00440junec -- Seminary: 2007/07/sw00533semc -- Scatterings: 2008/08/00958sc ** Song Lyrics: 2008/02/sw00797slc ********** 2009-06-02: Have set S M to show 200 posts per page. Unfortunately, you will need to scroll to nearly the bottom of a page to get to the next older/newer page.


Monday, January 8, 2007


[ Do not read this entry [947] without first reading the [946] warning entry before it: ] entry #946. - BAJS - - Rooted Sky 2007 - II. Dancing in the Void

Notes at the Watershed (Christmas Season, 1970-71) 1 The Past? The Classics? Separate yourselves from them. What Man was has nothing to do with what Man is. Separate yourselves. 2 We walked for hours along the stony trail trying to scare the hillsides with our whistles & yells punching each other's shoulders snapping twigs & booting toads In woods & fields sparrows thrushes warblers chittered hid We laughed at them & the summers scattered from us like frightened deer the rock we finally stood on subtly backed away the heavy sun melted into a pine-stubbled face Stripping in the still sultry air by the sudden pool we could not wait to swim we began to fight 3 T. S., Ez? Who are they, seeking to heap tradition on our backs, forcing our faces to root in mud? 4 Taken with Al's bleeding eyes Carmen jerked him upright by his hair & kneed his balls Al curled writhed the skin across his knees reddened his right side scratched & tore Carmen smirked then bending down pried apart the protective cup of Al's hands & dragged him by his fingers ass up to an oval of weeds Miguel Jason and I had stopped our tussling to watch we could not help 5 Turning and turning . . . Downward to darkness . . . (Is it all Irony, Opposition?) I saw my city . . . On the seventh day . . . 6 In the quickening shade - because of Rose Al & Carmen had been coming to this for weeks - Carmen swiftly released Al's hands grabbed his balls from behind crooked his left arm under Al's chin & swung him toward us Al attempted to curse & wriggle loose but Carmen tightened "Keep looking, pals" We wedged closer waited 7 1971 - and what? For nearly 30 years I do not know how things proceed creeping walking running climbing just that we are each alone & yet together hate love die live 8 Carmen! what you going to do!? I'm going to castrate this bastard No youcan't He's been messin' around with my Rose Jase & he's not gonna anymore Now get back No If you castrate Al you'll never get Rose so let him go Oh . . . get the hell out of here 9 Those hard moments when the ices seem most impervious are the lovliest ones We travel beyond our mightiest atom's expectations though we never move 10 Carmen was saved

------- [ "Notes at the Watershed (Christmas Season 1970-71)" was originally published in Wisconsin Review. ] - Brian A. J. Salchert

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