Archive | January, 2013

Raising the screen

19 Jan

A few words to get this blog started.  The poem below expresses my motivation and program.  This will be an occasional outpouring–mainly plain texts.  Responses welcome; I’ll respond as I can.  My blog’s title comes from the poem.


Sitting in the café on a bright day

Someone insisted the screen be lowered

The blue-gray lake is there

   trees bared for winter

   ceaseless shore drive flow

 An unlit scene and blurred

   as through a shroud

   black tinge muting

 Better a wall of darkness

   that gives full range

   to imagine

 Than a screen that dulls and blurs

 I raised the screen


Phil Hefner

17 January 2013

The Montgomery Place Cafe