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2019 Ars Poetica Breaking Muse Poems

Do it

Write me something
Make it quick
Make it quicken
Make it thick
Phat with meaning
Pierce the soul
Get right to it
Start a scroll
Share your story
Tell a tale
Paint a picture
Be angry, yell
Just do it, damnit!
Give us your words
We’ll run the gamut
Beautiful to absurd.
Yes, write me a poem
Write it good, right it bad
Present us with something
Mad, glad or fad.

“Are you done with this?”

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American Place Ars Philosophica Ars Poetica

Speechless

A Place without a People is Speechless.

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American Place Ars Poetica Breaking Muse Footnotes Why

Command and Conquer

As I have been going through my recent practice and development of form, you will see a recurring capture of language. To some it may sound like I have some love for the cliche. But, I am drawing from William Carlos Williams here. I want to document the language. Capture the most common and local forms of reference. In my case that’s a southwestern mashup of red neck American English and Mexican Spanish.
I assure you it is intentional and if it’s off putting, good. Then, I’ve got your attention. Place without people is speechless.

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2019 Ars Philosophica Ars Poetica Poems

You Don’t Say

Clip, clip
Snip, snip
“Don’t say that”

Stop, stop
Censorship
“Cut the crap”

On lips
One slip
Could reveal me

Know? No!
Say so
Better, not free

Hide, hide
Words words
“That’s a wrap.”

Censure
Can’t say
Lingual mind trap

Say we
Do, well
Then we’re through:

“I’ve heard just about
enough from you!”

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2019 Ars Poetica Breaking Muse Footnotes Poems Why

A poem

A poem
Is a feast for strangers
From the future
A poet is a fortune teller
From the present
Seemingly prescient
Presently misunderstood.

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Ars Philosophica Ars Poetica Footnotes Why

Notes on my experiments around Place

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. Place historical description of a place as used in history. 3. Place present place as it is used today. Modern representation. 4. Place potential a place can be or become something different. What comes about in a place during a music performance is dramatically different than if it were a theatrical performance. A place can be transformed and transformative.

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2019 Ars Philosophica Ars Poetica Poems

Painting is a prison

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.

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2019 Ars Poetica Garden Psalms Poems

Haiku

Some experiments


Standing near Mirror
Lake, myself part of nature…
BROKEN! By a stone.


Face sheered off in time,
Her tall body arching o’er
Me. Shouting “Hello!”



Art Deco stole it’s
Design from a Zinnia!
Scallop eggshell domes.


“Twitter”
Perhaps a haiku / but unnatural the tweet / Broken! The syntax.

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American Place Ars Poetica

No sense of it

A place
Is a place
with or without
You
There
In That Place.
But,
without you
Un-real-
ized
This
Place.
We can not
leave this
place alone
or it will not
Be
A Place
As a place
with
A person
Becomes
Real, As
real gets
For then
it is seeing, touching, smelling, hearing, tasting
or otherwise, known!

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2019 Ars Poetica Breaking Muse Poems

Forms

Forms

of

birthing

grown

structures

now

permanent

architecture

Forms

of

speaking

natural

structures

now

permanent

nomenclature

Forms

of

being

metamorphic

structures

now

permanent

aesthetics