Tuesday, May 31, 2011

In the bushes

What is that stirring
in the bushes?
rustle, rustle
leaves are shaking
should we worry
should we fret
then we see those dainty feet
why, it is Javelina
the ballerina
By: Brian Bielefeld

Monday, May 30, 2011

Meeting under the Mesquite

A group of disillusioned, lead by Franklyn and Nancy settled under the Mesquite Tree. They ate the pod of life and were content. They played no more games and lived lives of pleasure. When death rode up on the back of a Wild Boar, they had no complaints.

Sunday, May 29, 2011


Button, button who’s got the button

Clare is a funny dit ‘cause she eats mutton

Billy has a big fat zit, Larry knows nutt’n

Nancy always knows her stuff and she is strutt’n

Jump now, jump now if you know sumeth’n

Franklyn, Franklyn doesn’t know anyth’n

A hop and a skip and a big fat glutton

Nonsense, nonsense Sally can’t jump a fence

Button, button who’s got the button

Saturday, May 28, 2011

A million

This one 
no not that one
this one over here.

The small one ivory
stacked 2 on 2
aligned with the embossed one.

Behind the ugly one
that no one wants.
Do you see it?

No needles pierce it yet
to sew it to your sleeve.
You can keep it in your
pocket and touch it
whenever you choose.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Litttle Buttons

On the walls of his heart were paintings
like on some ancient French cave
not some hunter, bow in hand,
chasing an extinct antelope but
tall trees with tiny birds flitting in and out
strewn about at the base of the trees
were their fragrant seeds
that looked like little buttons
and if you tugged at these buttons
his heart would come undone
Tasmanian Blue Gum tree (Eucalyptus Globulus)
Globulus: means “little button” in Latin

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Human Nature

The tear
as it winds its way down
to the lips
tastes of regret

On the tongue
it grows

In the esophagus
it burns

By the time
it reaches the
it has been neutralized

Tru Dillon

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Dart to the Heart

If she could only stop the bow string mid arc

reach out with super human speed,

retrieve the shining narrow, the word.

too late, the bird slowly tumbles out of the sky

instead she only could offer a sudden intake of breath

she tucked two bloody feathers in her hair

and with an uncertain smile

sank to the earth beside the still bird.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Embassy of The Heart

Her aim

clean through

he falls

she smiles

Dispatches sent to
The Royal Egyptian
Embassy of The Heart
1330 BC

Saturday, May 21, 2011


Aureola embellishes outwards from the areola
the mandorla-mandala,
the cloud field, the screen on which our dreams
creep in and fade stage right
just then the halo about the sun sends
dispatches to the embassy of our heart

Friday, May 20, 2011

Super Man and Baby Jesus

"superman what are you to do now?"
She asks in a wee tiny voice
barely getting out the words.
Praying on bended knees she lightly
taps her rosary to her forehead. Having
Long Ago
forgotten who was saint and who was sinner
she prayed to all deities.
Focusing on Baby Jesus she sets up
a link for internal communication and
uses her own holy mandorla shaped aureola
as antenna.
Now she is free to worry about other
Super Heroes.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

unexpected things

I was once at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. They have a small section devoted to Doc Ricketts a marine biologist from the 1930's, a friend of John Steinbeck who included him in "Cannery Row". While I stood there trying to take it all in, a flurry of activity swirled around the corner. An elementary school class rushed in in mass and came to an abrupt halt. In awe one boy said "what's that?"
One girl standing next to him said, "you're such a dodo" and strode up to the typewriter, an old Underwood higher than it was wide, and typed, "superman what are you to do now". Somewhere behind me I heard the "click" of a digital camera.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

High School Latin Class

High School Latin Class
is no more.
It has gone the way of
The Dodo Bird
The Typewriter
Developing Film
And Public Pay Phones.

As true as standing still
is not possible,
My Sovereign State
depends upon those
who still
Recognize such Antiquities.

Tru Dillon 5/18/2011

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

The word "response" brings up: correspond, responsibility, in my highschool latin the latin word "spondere" which means pledge or promise or here "re" to return "spondere" a promise.

The language we use is a moment in time. It comes often from the ancient past. In this case middle English after 1066 when the French invaded England and the English language took on French words and added them to the Germanic and Celtic mix. French is "romantic" as in roman (Latin).

We think we are here as if here is as it has always been. We cannot stand still. Everything is moving. "right here, right now" is both true and not true. Our life is a succession of moments like watching a movie. The film's individual frame pass so quickly that there appears fluid motion.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Take your pick

1250–1300; < Latin respōnsum, noun use of neuter pastparticiple of respondēre to respond; replacing Middle English respounse < Middle French respons < Latin, as above

English Dictionary
response (rɪˈspɒns)

— n
1. the act of responding; reply or reaction
2. bridge a bid replying to a partner's bid or double
3. ( usually plural ) Christianity a short sentence or phrase recited or sung by the choir or congregation in reply to the officiant at a church service
4. electronics the ratio of the output to the input level, at a particular frequency, of a transmission line or electrical device
5. any pattern of glandular, muscular, or electrical reactions from stimulation of the nervous system

re·sponse   [ri-spons]
an answer or reply, as in words or in some action.
Biology . any behavior of a living organism that results from an external or internal stimulus.
Ecclesiastical .
a verse, sentence, phrase, or word said or sung by the choir or congregation in reply to the officiant. Compare versicle ( def. 2 ) .

Thesaurus Legend: Synonyms Related Words Antonyms

Noun 1. response - a result; "this situation developed in response to events in Africa"
consequence, effect, result, upshot, outcome, event, issue - a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon; "the magnetic effect was greater when the rod was lengthwise"; "his decision had depressing consequences for business"; "he acted very wise after the event"

reaction - a response that reveals a person's feelings or attitude; "he was pleased by the audience's reaction to his performance"; "John feared his mother's reaction when she saw the broken lamp"