Some thoughts on difficult poetry

Before my hiatus, i did something i have never done. i wrote a handful of poems in a style i assumed a chosen journal would want to read. i made a royal pig’s ear of them. The poems, if i should salvage anything, would be nothing more than an egg cup full of lines, with …

Hiatus

    i have decided after some deliberation this week, to take a hiatus from blogging. Perhaps a month or so, until the summer is over— i think it may be searing my brain, short circuiting some of the neuronal connections, my dendrites are firing blanks.     i furthermore, received a high number of rushed rejections from journals …

Of Rhyme & Reason iii: the coda (vino in veritas revised)— the end as the beginning as the end of the…

Of Rhyme & Reason: the coda (vino in veritas revised)— the end as the beginning as the end of the… vino in veritas (revised) i stopped tallying birthdays around the 17th Century —if my mind serves me faithfully my well of ink ran dry & only coin enough spare for my grape fused booze my …

Of Rhyme & Reason No2—The reason the rhymer rhymes their rhymes

New poets or those poets who wish to write in traditional forms will start by considering rhyme; i am sure, even if they decide not to use it, poetry suggests rhyme to the uninitiated & a poet will probably make a decision not to use it: perhaps it feels remote, difficult, constricting, unnecessary, not what …

my gratitude

there are still not many people following my blog, but to those who have taken the plunge & decided to follow my work, i am grateful. i have met some talented folk & some intense correspondences have flowered since i began this blogging lark. the number of readers grows steadily, but grows nonetheless. however, i …

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 …