…he says nothing
I have been waiting months for the rest of this poem to show up. I wrote some stuff around it before but it wasn’t working. It took away from the strength of this rather than complimenting it.
I will wait some more I guess.
The hard drive death was my clean sweep I suspect. I will resist both domestic and sport metaphors that could follow this.
April is teasing me and getting closer. I doubt I will participate in NaPoWriMo in any daily sort of effort. That will be too much I fear. Maybe...make it a weekly effort. Or who knows, I will change my mind and jump into the grind. It really did wear out my poetic muscles last year. It taught me so very much, all for the good, but I was spent. Spent!! Poetry shouldn’t cost that much, emotionally or viscerally. Or maybe it should. Specific poems should. Watch my indecision. My indecision as pendulum. I am picturing a tall tower now. Long arm. What is the arm on a pendulum called? I wonder if it enjoys the travails its lead takes. That is so me!!
Off to my day. Have a great one!
Sunday, February 19, 2006
…he says nothing
Posted by vmh at 7:32 AM
Friday, February 17, 2006
It just occurred to me that with this second hard drive death that happened last week, that my rejection letter emails are gone too. That is funny.
I haven't had to guts to compare my printed pages to that which I have saved ...in several places. But no guts to find out what I have lost. There is something to be said for the printed page. Tangible at least. I have a fireplace, but don't feel the need to dispose of it that way any time soon. And no wife to yank them back out again too. I am not that dramatic! /silly comparisons
Maybe this weekend I will take a peak. To see what poems I have lost too.
They really ought to make a hard drive that lasts more than one year and two months. It would be helpful.
Have a great evening!
Posted by vmh at 6:21 PM
Thursday, February 09, 2006
I got my valentine from Ted Kooser. Each year he sends women a Valentine. Last summer I gave him my address at a reading he gave here after he suggested that anyone who wanted to do so could. I did. I called myself brazen. I was going to include a poem of mine with the address but thought that a little to much.
I am not sure if it is copyrighted. I suspect it is. So I don't know if I should post it before Valentine's day!! Maybe I will google around and see if it is posted any where else.
Vicky, enjoying Valentine's Day early this year