Stratum & Substratum: Poems --- John B. Lee | Numéro Cinq
In John B. Lee's study, there are piles of stones, cobbles to pebbles. He's a collector, no doubt mystifying endless airport security agents monitoring his luggage. One wonders about this, except that stones are mnemonic devices (this one means a day on the beach in Korea with my son and his son). And words are like stones, bearing the same trace mineral flecks, striations, layers, conglomerates and evidence of former life. You put them together and a mysterious meaning radiates (call it a poem).