I am starting down a series of paths to discover what this “thing” is that we refer to as “place”. Experiment 1st draft – The Show Must Go On I want to follow a series of poems on 1 PLACE down a structured path of revelation. 1. Place vacant objectified, absent of human interaction. 2. […]
No motion in painting Save the brush stroke Permanently locked in Line structure & 2 Dimensions Trapped on the canvas Never offering the subject The opportunity To exercise Free will. Painting is a prison.
I am interested in place as place, a single objectified reality that is changed only by subjective interactions with it. This as a separate pursuit of the human experience that is influenced by place which is history and human presence objectified. The park Neon and forest green Rolling blend of Kentucky blue Clover and dandy […]
To capture being As we are not things As “things” go Us Being That Is or shall I say I Am No thing So this is where it gets confusing, you see So often we write of things, describing things, filling empty pages with empty rooms, filling them with words about […]
We enter Asking for your attention The town crier Speaking of the here And the now Present for this expression Of the hearing Spoken in clear and present tense The words of the people So that they may be heard: What they say— How they say— That we may say about them And this place; […]
As Plato would have it (though I can’t help but point out that science alone turns dirt under the foundations of his world view), the poet is to be exiled from the perfect society. As a young man, I would sit in the canyon and read The Republic in the cool breeze of the summer […]
Sometimes you just have to write and the poem becomes…calling for itself from the void dark matter.
Questions – why should I inject the poet here? Is there any real sacrifice that the poet makes to care for culture? Does the dead art of poetry deserve a place at the table with these other archetypes? Wouldn’t the poem be better without the last line?
I don’t care what you think the meaning of your own work may be. The listener will be moved by their own experience or you aren’t doing a very good job as a poet. This is not to say that you should not know what your own work means (to you). Don’t expect the same […]
If a poem sits on the shelf and no one reads it, is it poetry?