Apocalyptic neo-Symbolism. With some tangential comment on the pedestrian state of contemporary poetry.
I do not want to die.
Respondez! Respondez! (The war is completed–the price is paid–the title is settled beyond recall;) Let every one answer! let those who sleep be waked! let none evade! (How much longer must we […]
You have to have a plan, but happiness depends on how well you roll with the punches. The best-laid schemes o’ mice an’ men / Gang aft agley – Robert Burns No […]
This is where The Lizard King parted ways with us. I always hated Jim Morrison. He was what I wanted to be and I assumed he couldn’t possibly deserve it. When I […]
Our own poetic voices are the product of the voices of our heroes. Guess who mine are. Here in NaPoWriMo 2014, we’re encouraging everyone to write poetry every freakin’ day. As I […]
National Poetry Writing Month begins today. Will you write 30 poems in 30 days? Well, no. I won’t, not me personally. I retired from writing poetry a couple years ago. But before […]
I was never great at love poems, but these two are probably my best. Gravity: Summer Solstice, 1992 – for Mary Go tell it to the sea, how he should let go […]
I’ve never quite understood the conventions surrounding the terms “midsummer” and “midwinter.” Each is used to describe the solstice – June 21st or so and December 21st or so – which are, […]
Interesting item from Kevin Pocock over at Poejazzi, which I found out about because he linked my piece on walking away from it all. Much to think about there, but items #2 […]