High forest liana to divide a valley nuts to rubber Plumed grass a gold and rock salt river Outside Don Pecho and the Sea To fertilize the granite shallows in dry season myriad tormenting insects rage the course Draw up low the inundation of a bad Pass tiny ten knot steamers Lichens as puffy corals grown the ground all species considerable Annual high density valuables travel the motor road Sediments clearly express the rapids of white water Weathered diversity enhanced by micronutrients Narrows or Pongos no less missionary the little steamer Lewis and brother-in-law to Matthew slave and wealth the rubber Backwater latex trade expands three million miles Andes to the Amazones woman an independent kingdom and a queen To use the bow there is some indication only a single breast Moon worship or the goddess is Diana Asiatic Artemis herself an Amazon Particularly water to Atlantic at Belem this longest river on the earth is unknown at the source From dusk a million bats fan out the night Morning and evening raucous voice the Toucan clatter music streamside bush goatsucker and the white whippoorwill Giant armadillo and the second also eaten capybara Through time the hangnets huge to watch and wait With night alert to work in dead tree trunks or aerial processions Of sand and clay both overlook the steep sea Deep beds that disappear half east and west Archipelago level wooded of a hundred humid days Into Brazil from Para a scanty nomad tribe in thirsty possession a vast and great display of reefs nineteen in number Boiling torrent whirlpool swell Brazil uncertain Three rafts American in August frightful torrents this the Orinoco Pongo Maseriche only the gods ascend is the tradition water as river-torn Ascend the Andes reaching is so gentle
A railway line runs western shore the Lake Lugano while at the southern end is Lecco by extremity the sea Being a surviving witness to an ancient limestone bed cut through remarkably The Lake with two arms Como at the bay Breva wind blows from the south making an Alpine sung by Virgil afternoon Two Plinys in a morning celebration to shores now bordered the most lovely spot Bellagio High promontory is exposed to storms by north Tivano winds small villages that line the lake Adda splendid beauty finds its way to join the Po Two campanile and some good pictures Como as a business town episcopal see of Lombardy is reached by rail
Refer to earth Compare ten thousand things and not five emperors Man laboring a reputation only to give it up No calamity presents with this indeed floodwater life Time ends at the beginning Arable land devoured as swells the city Never empty is the Yangtze All the waters in the Yellow River Sitting with heaven and earth not for one anthill Breathing yin to yang on one small tree Nine province mountain grain Boats and carts pass once rice paddy landscape Smiling she now positions stones within the golf course for the villa where just last year she planted rice A China now of bodyguards "No indeed" says Jo of the north sea Lord of the River "Who debates such matters what is small or large the point of view regards a thing as big. I myself am not aware of how the thing works." Gullies canyonsize gouge famous yellow earth of loess soil fluffy texture and fertility Old Yellow River fantasy a rural tapestryThe Yellow Sovereign known as the Daoist-alchemist of Han myth approaches a hut near the Eastern Islands of the Sea. The painting has a mystic waterfall imbued with the force of the mountains which drop into space from an unidentified source. The water's activity in the foreground is more true to life and the flow of the river more natural in an area beyond the painting. Although the artist Shao Mi was probably confined to his bed at the time and in no condition to climb mountains, he painted a continuing path which did not end even in the last painting of the series.
"No indeed" says Jo of the North Sea "the small tip of a hair will do. Comprehend the level road as not paltry." Know the lucky, see the tortoise shell and draw the stalk Inner man no entrance from without no implement The Tao speaks and speech stops the road of many names without words Streams flowing to perfection The dogs bark well.
Fourth in the islands rural sees no travelers if time permits Pilgrim temples marked by roadsigns walking all in white across the greater whirlpools of Naruta strait follow the temple road enhanced by inquiries of planting Ferry from Shima jikokuhyu guide Ritsurinkoen garden Takamatsou ship has service planned from Honshu and Kyushu another will eventually link all greater whirlpools shown on current service With puppets from Osaka join the crazy dance again that goes the whole night No travel time permits the pillars and the earth forms Sakura space in cherry trees are rather off the beaten track A fine view of the sea Happy to introduce the guests to zen high above and over the Inland sea Silver Beach the northmost point Follow me the legend to the cave of Momotaro only a boy Followers they say a pheasant, dog and monkey entered there subdue a den of demons tip the wildness for a lighthouse with small rocks quarried in the middle tram by gardens Hoodoos like Alberta forms like human earthworks seen by double decker bridge and seashells sold at reasonable prices walking especially in Spring the pilgrimage of Edo sixty days to do the gate remains by bus the lookout there provides shaped weathering in stone the leaves in numbers are especially fine Shodo Island is by motor car with wild monkeys Buddhist pilgrims west in the winter walk mittens and leggings many rivers over A pleasant promenade of red pines Miramoto Clan Pilgrim at the Dogo spa an infant Emperor flees further west Ocean legend of the treasure diver in the Noh play Chemicals are special here as well as ships and processed foods experience is beauty best and from the air Dragon fabric universe and serpent egg A kind of round not folding fan the specialty
from Bread and Water by Alison Knowles. Left Hand Books, 1995. 70 pp. $18.00.
While baking bread for herself and friends, Alison Knowles became fascinated by the cracks, depressions, and bumps in the bread's surfaces. She photocopied the bread and then made palladium prints from the xeroxes. In the process, she noticed that the patterns in the bread resembled waterways: rivers with their related lakes, marshes, etc. She analyzed maps to find river systems that matched the patterns in the bread. She used the templates to edit words and phrases from literary and naturalist sources in her texts. The portions of four of the prints with the images of bread are presented here along with their associated poems.
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