Saturday, December 26, 2009

Coffee & The Marshmallow

"marshmallow coffee," by Danny Lyons,

warm up a cold day:
sweet coffee insulation:
fluffy marshmallow.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

White Tube

"white tube," by Danny Lyons, San Felasco, Alachua, FL

[white tube]
who knows where it goes.
who knows from where it is from.
nobody asks anymore.
unless it is your face,
then all bets are off.
[we are the white tube]

Thursday, December 10, 2009

I'm Yours

[>>>> | <<<<]

˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝

Chris Sharma

Chris Sharma Pachamama 9a+ from Campblog on Vimeo.

sometimes you need rope.

but go get back on the rock

and get to the top.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Discarded Icon

"discarded icon," by Danny Lyons,

how soon we forget:
those moving pictures: our past:
from which there comes light.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Beauty Berry

"beauty berry," by Danny Lyons,

pine-forest saplings
destined to battle it out
with beauty berries.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009


"breathe," by Danny Lyons.

breathe. breathe. breathe. breathe. breathe.
every breath of mine is yours.
breathe. breathe. breathe. breathe. breathe.

Thread, by Patrick Trefz

Friday, November 20, 2009

The Dominator

"dominator," by Danny Lyons.

[The Dominator]
Let some other people talk.
Give your ears a chance.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Climb Trees

Self-Portrait, Danny Lyons. Solo-climbing Misa, a beautiful Southern Red Oak, 11.15.09.

[everybody's doing it]
You'll be stalking trees.
Can't explain how, but you will.
Learn how to climb them.

Misa Tree

"Misa Tree," by Danny Lyons. Misa is a beautiful Southern Red Oak in Alachua County. These photos taken during a recent solo climb, the first ever climb of the 85-foot tall Misa.

[Misa Tree]
Sunday, Domingo.
Day of Rest. Church. Misa Tree.
Who needs Cathedrals?

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Inhabitants of Misa

"Inhabitants," by Danny Lyons. Woodpecker home in Misa Tree, an 85-foot tall Southern Red Oak.

They are everywhere.
They've made use of every space.
[I'm merely a guest.]

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Solid Footing

"Mammoth," a beautiful live oak. photo by Danny Lyons,

[solid footing]
horizon, bouncing.
your people are your tree-roots.
now reach for the sky.

Thursday, November 5, 2009


"Mammoth," photo of a huge Live Oak at Poe Springs, by Danny Lyons.

hiding in plain site.
footprint of a giant [huge].
crown blocks out the sky.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Sunday, November 1, 2009


photo by Danny Lyons.

Fading stars retreat.
Rustling Leaves. Gentle, Fall breeze.
Crows scold the new sun.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Monday, October 19, 2009

"Imitosis," Andrew Bird

[i remember New Jersey]

Riding bikes 'til we
Got lost on Ivy Hill Road.
Cross-walk got us home.

... ... ...

Crispy-chilled mornings.
Sleeper-sofa cushion-forts.
Fall days grow shorter.

... ... ...

We caught a pond-frog,
But it died in a shoebox,

Sunday, October 18, 2009


[Gimme Notha' Paper Dolla']

Most Unfortunate.

Pimping your children. For what?

Dolla' Dolla' Bill.


Friday, October 16, 2009


Out of the mouths of babes.

Thursday, October 15, 2009


Visit for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy

[Falcon's (Non) Flight]

The Perfect Story.

Fear. Horror. Fantasy. Dread.

Age 6: Falcon's Flight.

Publicity stunt?

maybe. maybe not. Surely

someone could have told

the world the basket

had detached, long before the

news networks streamed it

right into our homes.

there went 2 hours of tv

viewing, watching an

oversized mylar

helium ballon floating

through space. "Child on Board."

Someone could have told

the news, the authorities,

could have told the world:

"Nobody's on board."

But ratings would not have spiked.

Dad's new invention

wouldn't have gotten

2 hours of tv viewing.

so nothing was said

but, "Falcon's On Board!"

"6-Year-Old Balloon Boy Flies!"

Is this cynical?

Yes. No. Maybe. Sure.

Nothing like a good cliche:

"All's well that ends well."

From child in danger,

to runaway UFO,

To Happy Ending,

The infotainment

machine got it's prayer's answered:

The Perfect Story.

We're so thankful 6 year-old Falcon was found to have never left the ground today

and is with his family tonight, safe and sound.


a given.


It is now reported that Falcon has been found alive. Great news. Great roller-coaster of a story. He was hiding out in a "box in the attic, over the garage," according to CNN.

Falcon Missing

This has been an upsetting and bizarre story about a 6 year-old boy named Falcon. I've never before live-photo-blogged a developing story and don't have plans to do it again. Viewers were led to believe that Falcon was inside the "basket," which was presumed to be the small, bottom portion of the balloon.

Once the balloon landed, a freakish moment ensued when authorities and police lassoed, slashed, stomped and stabbed the helium-life out of the mylar balloon.

Currently, CNN is reporting that the "basket" had actually fallen off the balloon long before the television coverage began. Now they are showing a photograph on CNN that shows something, presumably the basket, far below the mylar balloon. It seems to be a photograph, or a still-shot from a film camera, showing the basket detaching and falling from the balloon.

If this is in fact the case, this doesn't bode well for young Falcon. We'll continue to follow this ever-changing, difficult story and remain hopeful that Falcon will be found alive and well.

Falcon's Flight

All Falcon's Flight photos by Danny Lyons,, series, using an iphone and shooting Live TV.

All photos are free to you. Simply click on them, grab the large photo file and enjoy. Thanks for visiting. -Danny Lyons

No One Found Inside.
Hoping the best for Falcon.
An awful event.

Hoping For a Positive Outcome

Falcon's Flight

Deperately hoping
For Falcon's safety in flight.
Godspeed Little Guy.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Binary Tree

"binary tree," iphone photo by danny lyons,

[free art: simply click on the photo, then drag and drop the large "binary tree" photograph onto your computer desktop. enjoy.]

[just ones and zeros]
only black and white.
taste liberation within
the limitation.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Golden Day

[ready for clumps of golden days]

window of gorgeous.
an unwitting harbinger,
bathed in golden light.

Monday, September 28, 2009


[...with a Sharpie]
A player's avowal:
"Haters make me feel famous."
Written on a wall...

Sunday, September 27, 2009

No Guarantees

"Clouded Pathways," by Danny Lyons, iPhone, 2007,

A companion of
Famous LadyLuck.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Desert Dog Formula

"Desert Dog Formula," photograph taken in the heart of Razorback, Reddick, FL, October 2007, by Danny Lyons of

[Conjuring The Good Ol' Days]
stacks of rubber tires.
entwined vines, circle motif.
longing for the dirt.

Thursday, September 24, 2009


the birth of cool

nobody was there.
but a few brought it to light.
supreme and sublime.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

So What.



Tuesday, September 22, 2009

How To Disappear Completely

[a good grounding]
like a bagpipe drone,
gives floating inspiration
a solid foothold.

Sunday, September 20, 2009


"i think it's dark and it looks like rain" you said
"and the wind is blowing like it's the end of the
world" you said "and it's so cold it's like the
cold if you were dead" and then you smiled for
a second.

"i think i'm old and i'm in pain" you said
"and it's all running out like it's the end of the
world" you said "and it's so cold it's like the
cold if you were dead" and then you smiled for
a second

sometimes you make me feel like i'm living at
the edge of the world like i'm living at the edge
of the world "it's just the way i smile" you said

-The Cure


rainbow particles
compose the world around us.
breathe them in, deeply.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

All Is Full Of Love

"All Is Full Of Love," by Bjork

You'll be given love
You'll be taken care of
You'll be given love
You have to trust it

Maybe not from the sources
You have poured yours
Maybe not from the directions
You are staring at

Twist your head around
It's all around you
All is full of love
All around you

All is full of love
You just ain't receiving
All is full of love
Your phone is off the hook
All is full of love
Your doors are all shut
All is full of love!
be the little angel

All is full of love, all is full of love
All is full of love, all is full of love ...

[ Ï ◊ Ï ◊ Ï ◊ Ï ◊ Ï ]

◊ ◊ ◊ ◊ ◊
◊ ◊ ◊ ◊ ◊

Friday, September 18, 2009

15 Step

[..... ....... .....]

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Monday, September 14, 2009

Where I End And You Begin

There's a gap in between
There's a gap where we meet
Where I end and you begin

And I'm sorry for us
The dinosaurs roam the earth
The sky turns green
Where I end and you begin

I'm up in the clouds
I'm up in the clouds
And I can't and I can't come down

I can watch and not take part
Where I end and where you start
Where you, you left me alone
You left me alone

X'll mark the place
Like the parting of the waves
Like a house falling in the sea
In the sea

I will eat you alive
I will eat you alive
I will eat you alive
I will eat you alive

and There'll be no more lies
There'll be no more lies
There'll be no more lies
There'll be no more lies

I will eat you alive
I will eat you alive
I will eat you alive
I will eat you alive

and There'll be no more lies
There'll be no more lies
There'll be no more lies
There'll be no more lies

I will eat you alive
I will eat you alive
I will eat you alive
I will eat you alive

and There'll be no more lies
There'll be no more lies
There'll be no more lies
There'll be no more lies

I will eat you alive
I will eat you alive
I will eat you alive

[the gnashing of teeth]

the gnashing of teeth.
the [intense] gnashing of teeth.
the gnashing of teeth.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Friday, September 11, 2009

Weird Fishes

In the deepest ocean
Bottom of the sea
Your eyes
They turn me
Why should i stay here?
Why should i stay?
I'd be crazy not to follow
Follow where you lead

Your eyes
They turn me
Turn me on to phantoms
I follow to the edge of the earth
And fall off
Everybody leaves
If they get the chance
And this is my chance
I get eaten by the worms
And weird fishes
Picked over by the worms
And weird fishes
Weird fishes
Weird fishes

I'll hit the bottom
Hit the bottom and escape
I'll hit the bottom
Hit the bottom to escape

[truckloads of high anxiety]

settle, heart and mind.
still racing, racing, racing.
slowly. deeply. breathe.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

The Work of Banana Spider

"The Work of Banana Spider," by Danny Lyons, iPhone,

[speculation on a web-house]

weather permitting.
constructive demolition.
work is never done.


got something to say?
you gonna say it or what?
autumn winds blowing.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

All I Need

my breathing has changed.
counted tree-rings and ice-cores:
will they tell us more?

Saturday, September 5, 2009

House of Cards

[575, The Couch]

heat flows into cool.
it's ok to let go now.
my life in three bags.

-holly fairchild, guest poet and occasional [fiend] friend.

Monday, August 31, 2009


Leaf tumbles by.
What does a big building do?
A heart lives a life.

Monday, August 24, 2009



(english translation)

music and lyrics by sigur rós

Glowing Sun (Bright Sun)
Now that you’re awake
Everything seems different
I look around
But there’s nothing at all

Put on my shoes,
I then find that
She is still in her pyjamas
Then found in a dream
I’m hung by (an) anticlimax

She is with the sun
And it’s out here

But where are you…
Go on a journey
And roam the streets
Can’t see the way out
And so use the stars
She sits for eternity
And then climbs out
She’s the glowing sun
So come out I awake from a nightmare
My heart is beating
Out of control…

I’ve become so used to this craziness
That it’s now compulsory
And here you are…
I’m feeling…
And here you are, Glowing sun…
And here you are, Glowing sun…
And here you are, Glowing sun…
And here you are…

[Goodbye Friend]

Today, a cloud made
your face. A smile and some tears
then battled for mine.

For Reggie, you will be deeply missed by us all. We love you.