and every time we kissed, there was another apple to cut into pieces
and every time we kissed, there was another apple to cut into pieces


Title from "Scheherazade" by Richard Siken.

I am the horizon you ride towards, the thing you can never lasso
I am the horizon you ride towards, the thing you can never lasso

Title from "Backdropp Addresses Cowboy" by Margaret Atwood.

a harmless green burning
a harmless green burning

Title from "More and More" by Margaret Atwood.

all this green chaos, this foliage stirring
all this green chaos, this foliage stirring

Title from "Le Pêcheur du Suquet" by Jean Genet (trans. Mark Spitzer).

his wings are folded on your nest of boulders
his wings are folded on your nest of boulders

Title from "Tristan da Cunha" by Roy Campbell.

building gardens in the fire of god's vacuity
building gardens in the fire of god's vacuity

Title from "Arabesque" by Tim Keane.

the dark woods, singing with all my skin and bone
the dark woods, singing with all my skin and bone

Title from "Saying Your Names" by Richard Siken.

I would follow your soul as it leads
I would follow your soul as it leads

Title from "I Would Live in Your Love" by Sara Teasdale.

darkness glimmers on stone to show you how your longing waits alone.
darkness glimmers on stone to show you how your longing waits alone.

Title from "The sea's wash in the hollow of the heart…" by Denise Levertov.

until its magic burns the wavering sea
until its magic burns the wavering sea

Title from "The sea's wash in the hollow of the heart…" by Denise Levertov.

we come now to the space which is boy-shaped.
we come now to the space which is boy-shaped.

Title from "At Sixteen" by Ann Darr.

touched like water burning bare skin.
touched like water burning bare skin.

Title from "Book One" by Anne Marie Macari.

spell-bound in the small circle of his own light
spell-bound in the small circle of his own light

Title from "Body Language" by Sylvia Kantaris.

it is better to be happy for a moment and be burned up with beauty than to live a long time
it is better to be happy for a moment and be burned up with beauty than to live a long time

Title from "the lesson of the moth" by Don Marquis.

In this world/love has no color/yet how deeply/my body/is stained by yours.
In this world/love has no color/yet how deeply/my body/is stained by yours.

Title is a poem by Izumi Shikibu.  Composition and photo tips from my tour guide Rick.

despite the splinters in my heart, I still love
despite the splinters in my heart, I still love

Title from "Despite the Splinters in my Heart, I Still Love" by Laala Kashef Alghata.

God comes to your window
God comes to your window

Title from "Dust" by Dorianne Laux.

slowly the night unravels like a ribbon
slowly the night unravels like a ribbon

Title from "Aubade with the Moon, Some Bones, and a Word" by Oliver de la Paz.

agua nocturna
agua nocturna

Title from "Agua Nocturna" by Octavio Paz.

a jar of fireflies
a jar of fireflies

Title from "he said: you talk a wide variety of nowhere" by Erin McNellis.

at sunset I will see the seekers of gold
at sunset I will see the seekers of gold

Title from "Le Pecheur du Suquet" by Jean Genet.

somebody at sunset call my name
somebody at sunset call my name

Title from "Traveling" by Stephen Dunn.

you make mirrors want to grind themselves back down into sand
you make mirrors want to grind themselves back down into sand

Title from "Skin 2" by Shane Koyczan.

for those red heart-shaped vacancies
for those red heart-shaped vacancies

Title from "Variations on the word Love" by Margaret Atwood.

For you, I lost the red and liquid breath of God inside my throat.
For you, I lost the red and liquid breath of God inside my throat.

Title from "Marrying Outside the Faith" by Anya Krugovoy Silver.

your real smile
your real smile

Title from "Two English Poems" by Jorge Luis Borges.

and the river rises like a barn on fire
and the river rises like a barn on fire

Title from "Saying Your Names" by Richard Siken.

but sacrifice is not the river
but sacrifice is not the river

Title from "Armed, Luminous" by Carl Phillips.

like the dust of a strange country
like the dust of a strange country

Title from "Songs from the House of Death, Or How to Make It Through to the End of a Relationship" by Joy Harjo.

a dream bloomed
a dream bloomed

Title from "Study of Water" by Ronn Andrew F. Angeles.

and every time we kissed, there was another apple to cut into pieces
I am the horizon you ride towards, the thing you can never lasso
a harmless green burning
all this green chaos, this foliage stirring
his wings are folded on your nest of boulders
building gardens in the fire of god's vacuity
the dark woods, singing with all my skin and bone
I would follow your soul as it leads
darkness glimmers on stone to show you how your longing waits alone.
until its magic burns the wavering sea
we come now to the space which is boy-shaped.
touched like water burning bare skin.
spell-bound in the small circle of his own light
it is better to be happy for a moment and be burned up with beauty than to live a long time
In this world/love has no color/yet how deeply/my body/is stained by yours.
despite the splinters in my heart, I still love
God comes to your window
slowly the night unravels like a ribbon
agua nocturna
a jar of fireflies
at sunset I will see the seekers of gold
somebody at sunset call my name
you make mirrors want to grind themselves back down into sand
for those red heart-shaped vacancies
For you, I lost the red and liquid breath of God inside my throat.
your real smile
and the river rises like a barn on fire
but sacrifice is not the river
like the dust of a strange country
a dream bloomed
and every time we kissed, there was another apple to cut into pieces


Title from "Scheherazade" by Richard Siken.

I am the horizon you ride towards, the thing you can never lasso

Title from "Backdropp Addresses Cowboy" by Margaret Atwood.

a harmless green burning

Title from "More and More" by Margaret Atwood.

all this green chaos, this foliage stirring

Title from "Le Pêcheur du Suquet" by Jean Genet (trans. Mark Spitzer).

his wings are folded on your nest of boulders

Title from "Tristan da Cunha" by Roy Campbell.

building gardens in the fire of god's vacuity

Title from "Arabesque" by Tim Keane.

the dark woods, singing with all my skin and bone

Title from "Saying Your Names" by Richard Siken.

I would follow your soul as it leads

Title from "I Would Live in Your Love" by Sara Teasdale.

darkness glimmers on stone to show you how your longing waits alone.

Title from "The sea's wash in the hollow of the heart…" by Denise Levertov.

until its magic burns the wavering sea

Title from "The sea's wash in the hollow of the heart…" by Denise Levertov.

we come now to the space which is boy-shaped.

Title from "At Sixteen" by Ann Darr.

touched like water burning bare skin.

Title from "Book One" by Anne Marie Macari.

spell-bound in the small circle of his own light

Title from "Body Language" by Sylvia Kantaris.

it is better to be happy for a moment and be burned up with beauty than to live a long time

Title from "the lesson of the moth" by Don Marquis.

In this world/love has no color/yet how deeply/my body/is stained by yours.

Title is a poem by Izumi Shikibu.  Composition and photo tips from my tour guide Rick.

despite the splinters in my heart, I still love

Title from "Despite the Splinters in my Heart, I Still Love" by Laala Kashef Alghata.

God comes to your window

Title from "Dust" by Dorianne Laux.

slowly the night unravels like a ribbon

Title from "Aubade with the Moon, Some Bones, and a Word" by Oliver de la Paz.

agua nocturna

Title from "Agua Nocturna" by Octavio Paz.

a jar of fireflies

Title from "he said: you talk a wide variety of nowhere" by Erin McNellis.

at sunset I will see the seekers of gold

Title from "Le Pecheur du Suquet" by Jean Genet.

somebody at sunset call my name

Title from "Traveling" by Stephen Dunn.

you make mirrors want to grind themselves back down into sand

Title from "Skin 2" by Shane Koyczan.

for those red heart-shaped vacancies

Title from "Variations on the word Love" by Margaret Atwood.

For you, I lost the red and liquid breath of God inside my throat.

Title from "Marrying Outside the Faith" by Anya Krugovoy Silver.

your real smile

Title from "Two English Poems" by Jorge Luis Borges.

and the river rises like a barn on fire

Title from "Saying Your Names" by Richard Siken.

but sacrifice is not the river

Title from "Armed, Luminous" by Carl Phillips.

like the dust of a strange country

Title from "Songs from the House of Death, Or How to Make It Through to the End of a Relationship" by Joy Harjo.

a dream bloomed

Title from "Study of Water" by Ronn Andrew F. Angeles.

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