Isn’t it interesting how common words in language get used so many ways? Two people can use similar words but mean different things with them. This summarizes what poetry is to me. Basic words become magical or unremarkable, depending on arrangement and interpretation. Writing poetry becomes a perspective…it is how one sees. And reading and interpreting poetry also becomes a point of view. There are variables beyond the writer’s control. Writers arrange words but the words get tossed around in everyone’s minds.
I’ve arranged words for 40 years now. Do the words of an unrecognized writer seem different from a known writer? The same question comes to mind between an established artist and an eternally emerging one. All this tossing doesn’t really matter as long as one keeps working. Because in the long run, we’ll stop running but some words (or art) might remain. Not a bleak assessment, just a fact that clarifies and releases one to try more. What are we waiting for? What excuses must we stop tossing around?
So, all of this just to introduce a few readers (and many imaginary ones) to my book titled “TEN CENT POETRY.” Do the words of an unheard of writer mean less? No they do not. Is it worth spending time reading the work of an unheard of poet? You’ll have to decide that on your own.
I invite you to read my book. Click on the cover to download the pdf or use link:
I welcome your comments. If you enjoy the book, please send the pdf to your friends…Surely others are awaiting poetry by an unestablished, yet increasingly contented, person like me. Surely.