Monthly Archives: December 2012

My Own Secret Poem

1. We might hope the sun will cease to kill and make alive after some millions of years have passed and seas have boiled away leaving sand and stone blown smooth, that all seen and unseen will be remade in … Continue reading

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It’s Just The End Of The Week

Rain wind and snow, a sore throat, a fever – it’s not the end of the world, it’s just finally *winter*. As for tomorrow, I suspect Roland Emmerich has cameras all over the world ready to capture footage of the … Continue reading

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For some reason the line breaks don’t work. Sigh.

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The Iliad I.1-5, rough draft

Wrath – sing Goddess the accursed wrath of Achilles, son of Peleus, which caused grief beyond measure, hurled to Hades many valiant souls of heroes, and made them spoils for dogs and every sort of bird, as the desire of … Continue reading

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Robert Fagles Annoys Me from the Grave

I’m so sick of hearing how great the translations of Robert Fagles are. They’re not bad, if you like poetry with no rhythmic and metrical energy and poise. He’s also too addicted to Pope – a fine poet, to be … Continue reading

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Lazy Cross-Platform Posting

Yes yes yes, God ia a mystery, definite mystery. Like my wife – she’s a mystery to me, but still quite definite. Can’t excuse adultery after all by saying ‘I was lost in your mystery’. They would find my body … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Poetry

The ambitions of my contemporaries in the U.S. are so, so…so *modest*. Some are gifted, dedicated poets, but they imagine there’s a virtue in thinking small. There isn’t, not for a poet. Now, one can write short lyrics with an … Continue reading

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