A Lyrical Poem of Vast Beauty Reluctantly Revealed Ridiculously; or, Possibly the Widest Poem Ever Written

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"Another poem? I used to like this blog. Has he lost his YKW?"
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5 Comments Add yours

  1. bristlehound says:

    Joe, whatever happened to The Red Wheelbarrow? Ah! For the good old days.B

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    1. Joe Linker says:

      B: This is just to say

      I drove
      the red wheelbarrow
      glazed with rainwater
      beside the white chickens

      over a cliff.

      Forgive me
      and just for the
      fun of it.

      OK. Seriously? I like yr comment, B. I’ve got something in the post queue coming on line tonight. Let me know what you think, please. But I think in some ways folks reacted to William Carlos Williams also wondering about “the good old days.” I know I am not Hamlet, nor T. S. Eliot (see Prufrock), nor William Carlos Williams – an attendant, start a squall or two. So what to say and how to say it?

      Probably the lyrical poem on beauty fails not for the design idea (which is simply to challenge the blog post format into something NEW, crafted so it doesn’t simply look like a mistake) but in the execution of the idea. No, it is new. The words might fail, which is why the end (keep off the words). Still though, I thought the line with “horizone” in it was pretty good, and the next line. And the black and white and the boxes, from a distance.

      But I shall take your challenge and suggestion on and try to come up with something imagist that also still takes into consideration design capabilities even with template limitations. Thanks for staying with the blog. Note, btw, how I had to destroy the Home page sidebar with the “wide” poem! Oh, anarchy!

      PS: Check out this post in the Digg Reader view, btw. Interesting. Scroll to the right, if you can find it.

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  2. bristlehound says:

    I love your work Joe. I laugh, I cry and running with you is pleasure.B

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    1. Joe Linker says:

      Thx, B. Would love to have seen what John Cage could have done with a blog. Well, but his books are a kind of blog, “Silence,” “A Year from Monday,” “M.” But Cage would not have been satisfied with a basic template, yet his books accept the template of the traditional book page, and still he was able through simple text or print design to push that tradition to edges far away.

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      1. bristlehound says:

        John Cage now your talking. I am not so familiar with Cage’s writing but I do love some of his music. He and another favourite Arvo Part, have the great ability to put in simple notes, profound emotion. So I guess anyone that can do that in music is worth a read. Thanks for the tip.B

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