Envelopes

If you recall from the poem Post, there is a letter for Charlie, who it is from is hinted in its hovering, stationary position, casting a shadow on his welcome mat & saving him some dosh on his electricity bill, which he is happy about, however, his refusal to open it is causing him a …

on the perimeters

  on the perimeters poor street bitch, famished & lonely, tiptoe your perfect parabola, study me for sudden movements, then scuttle anxious bursts in mimicry of all the other homeless dogs, risking the treacherous oscillations of traffic to protect the precious cargo you ferry to life : you must have 5 pups or thereabouts due. …

Anecdotal Poems

here are all of the anecdotal poems together. I recommend that if you are interested & have stumbled upon this blog for the first time through this post, to go back & read the anecdotal poems individually as there is more to read on the process there; especially in the final poem. Anecdotal Poems 하나 …

final anecdotal poem : 넷 : the mythology of the stream

Daniel Paul Marshall

928122_259454547722596_2032766922_n the white mountain path

i have a lot to say about these poems. non of it is very good. i am on the whole unhappy with the result & for numerous reasons. first of all, the poems are too informed by the landscape, that is, the content is too informed by the central motif of the stream, which would not be too bad if i had achieved the desired effect that i had in my head when i decided to attempt this method of composition. the problem has arisen due to the original notes taken on the walk being too long. once i had got it all in front of me it amounted to maybe 7 – 8 separate poems that were all written in lines as long as Wallace Stevens stride & maybe 50-100 lines each & this would have just been a dull slog for any blog reader…

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absenteeism

i am going to be taking a couple of weeks off from blogging to tom foolery with what is at the moment a raggedy hoard of fragments that are in need of dandling. i'm taking a little holiday to visit a monk friend of mine in the mountains of mainland Korea & have a spring …