Where the Light Falls
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the Light Falls
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published in quality journals.
the stream bends
where the light falls
There is really no definition of poetry that does it
for me. Given the limits of language, perhaps there is not an adequate
one available that covers all its dimensions.
In some ways it is totally useless. Let's face it: Some people just
do not relate. (And that is OK, too.) As Frank O'Hara said:
Too many poets act like a
middle-aged mother trying to get her kids to eat too much cooked
meat, and potatoes with drippings (tears). I donít give a damn
whether they eat or not... Nobody should experience anything they
donít need to, if they donít need poetry, bully for them. . .
For those of us who do tune in to creative consciousness this way,
is a treasure, the key to which is a refining of the spirit, a
crystallization of the Self.
Poetry is not truth; it is not god and in fact often consists of
passionate lies. Yet, for those of us able to use the power of its raw
perception, we tremble in expectation as we write the truth of our being
expressed only in words.
Urged by friends and by my beautiful partner, Joyce, I humbly offer a
few poems. . .Perhaps--though I doubt it--they may possibly fill in a
few of those brilliant spaces between the stars.
I qualified in 2009, in light of publication
in many journals and anthologies of poetry, to be listed as a poet in the
Poets and Writers Magazine Directory Listing
my later poetry is archived on my poetry blog: