Thursday, September 23, 2010

I Am A Poet...

...and that's not a bad thing. I'm not even complaining. It's just that, well, I'd love to see some of my prose pieces published as well. I do have a couple stories scheduled to appear next year, but recently, many of my beloved poems have found a home. Again, I'm not complaining here.

With great poetry comes great responsibility. Is that right? Does it fall to us poets to change the world? Uh, does anyone really thing that's a good idea? While it's true that I sometimes have political themes in my poems, I don't really consider myself a political person. Also, I write about a lot of faith and belief systems but I am not religious.

Then again, does any of that really matter?

Personally, I think of poems as pieces of thought, ideas that you can mull over in your head, glimpses of different places that leave a distinct taste of something other behind. Some really good poetry is addictive and you just have to come back and read it again and again, and then some.

At any rate, a good poem should always tickle your brain somehow, and if it does, does the theme really matter?

Saturday, September 11, 2010

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Now look at this! I haven't posted anything here in ages...

Okay, now to where I get to make up excuses for this. Errr.

I have been resting my brain. That's a good one, isn't it, you don't hear that everyday.

I also have been practicing Taiji a lot lately. This led me to thinking about a new interesting blog entry that I have yet to write. Later.

I am also preparing to Broaden My Horizon. Again, updates on this shall be forthcoming.

I have been staring at my inbox for hours on end, waiting for editors to write nice emails. At one point, I decided I didn't care so much about nice anymore, just emails... I still have much to learn in terms of Patience. *sigh*

I have been spending much time with Shortpacked. Forgive me, but this is hilarious AND they have a ninja.

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This picture of an egg and my forehead by the way might accompany my poem '...A Great Fall' in the current issue (issue #111) of Space and Time magazine. Or not. Just a thought.