Saturday, January 2, 2010

Irrewind, 20100102: Poetry

Someone recently asked me if she could call me a poet. The answer to that is a resounding, "no." I write some poetry, to be sure, but often it's bad and needs heavy editing before even having a chance at publication (two poems that I have had published, for instance, were both heavily edited before making the cut... and neither one was over five lines, if I recall).

But, I still write the stuff, usually out of boredom or some substance-induced mood swing (no, not those substances) that briefly inspires an unusual train of thought.

Anyway, see for yourself:

"Bonus Track"
Life's one sad song after another
as if there's a rhythm to shedding tears
dance the night, unaware the sun is on its way... Read More

"Piano"
"Sit. And think." - Auguste Rodin

So sit and think
imagine voices, once calm and strong... Read More

"Neverland"
Teach me to ride the wind
and away we'll go
my shadow is lost this close to the sun... Read More

"Once a Time"
dust covers the house you grew up in
the street you grew up on
winds of change kept nothing clean... Read More

"Tabula Rasa"
a blank page
like blank mind
instinct formed between the covers... Read More

4 comments:

  1. The poetry has its moments, I enjoyed them all. I was originally distracted by your palindromic signification of today's date and wondered if it indicated a deeper dabble in the phenomenon of reverberations from the center?

    ReplyDelete
  2. I'm sure they're wonderful but I just can't stand poetry, much like many can't stand opera. Strange because a lot of the blogs I visit and enjoy publish little but poetry. Its not you, it's me. I just find it a pretentious form of writing. I like to 'understand' what's going on in simple terms. I know, I'm a troglodite but what can I say, I like to call a spade a 'f*ckn shovel'. Poetry is sometimes just too much hard work.

    ReplyDelete
  3. I know you won't post it, but hey - you have won an award!

    Caffeinated Joe - Kreativ Blogger Award

    ReplyDelete