Remember

“Remember: vividness, lucidity, momentum. A poem should not resemble ‘poetry’ too closely. The first impulse on reading a true poem is almost awkward. Lines should not be anticipated nor should a line be diffuse unless it conceals a jolt. Some sort of unexampled tension, not necessarily to be resolved, is characteristic of good poems. And…

The Bones of Our Existence

Originally posted on Boned:
by R. M. Engelhardt Photo by Martin Cathrae via Flickr. Creative Commons: Some rights reserved. If there’s an archaeology of the book, then the beginnings are deep under the surface,  under the soil.  ~ J.M. Cortez Every moment cannot be the poem No matter what the poets say Just like the…

Mustache Quote

The great ages of prose are the ages in which men shave. The great ages of poetry are those in which they allow their beards to grow. ~Robert Lynd

A Winters’ Tale

A WINTERS TALE In the evening The early morning This small world Exists in silence Just the wind The snow envelops All lights & this city And the earth Has momentarily Ceased Traveled back in Time before man Ran the show The trees Don’t seem To care I breathe in The dark and Breathe out…