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Sunday, January 23, 2011
Wash, rinse; repeat
I wonder if I should put it up on my dashboard somewhere...
'GOOD POETRY IS TAKEN DOWN AFTER A FEW DAYS'
Only serious pieces that could grab attention anyway...
Because I notice a few people come over now and then and leave comments. I am in serious edits and re-writes on my first book of work, so I test a few out. Also another book in the works with my poet friend Pasquale Varallo.
We spent the afternoon going through files and emails of stuff we have sent back and forth. He has much more sitting in files than I do. He is 80, and been writing for more than ten years strong. Me, I only began to go back to the works from ten years back (I read in the eighties to nineties), and some of it stinks. Some is fine left alone, but I have less than most of you writers and poets who have been at it for years.
My commitments laid else where. Sick kid for fourteen years. Phew, do I have my work cut out.
Did I mention working with a conservative (navy carouser at his best) who is eighty has its challenges? His beliefs change from moment to moment, I have to stand my ground, and listen. Hmmm...
Thanks to all of you who give encouragement. My audience also tells me what works and doesn't on paper or in reading. Funny how that works...
PS- The photo above is a prompt pic I used from T, a former and fellow, This Town Blogger Photography group I was part of the past year...I have not taken as much pictures as I usually do, but will pic it up again, since I have been noticing such oddities in the snow the past few days.