To the reader

With this in mind you readers can expect to see new poems and poetic fragments of works in progress being posted here as the work continues... Other, more detailed examinations, in an academic or philosophical style, may appear from time to time as well, but I would like to avoid overly long and highly detailed studies for the time being.

Poetry, memed

Poetry, memed Lately I have been experimenting with using copyright free images as a backdrop for short poems or poetic fragments. This is perhaps not very sophisticated in the cultural sense, and likely not in the pop-cultural sense either since my productions have been quick and low-fi, but it creates visual interest for social media purposes, and makes my poems shareable. Keep in mind that all are copywritten. Here are my latest examples.

We sailed on black tarmac, rudderless, root-locked…

After posting and publishing this poem yesterday, I realized it was still falling short. I had high expectations, but I think that was mostly based on the fact that I had hammered some of my ideas into the difficult sonnet form and knew more or less what I was talking about and feeling and sensing … Continue reading We sailed on black tarmac, rudderless, root-locked…

We sailed on black tarmac, rudderless, landlocked…

We sailed on black tarmac, rudderless, landlocked,drifting, by turns, to split the humid gauze,as under the rayed and haloed light you mockedmy rising in your sweating, petting palms.Iowa noon, buried knee deep in the corn.Tan, green, and white. And lithe as serpents wound --splayed out and twinned on brazen steel shelled form,molten as the flame … Continue reading We sailed on black tarmac, rudderless, landlocked…

Bhagavad Gita as Cultural Icon

Krishna as Arjuna's Charioteer One way in which a book can be termed a cultural icon is if its impact spreads out wide beyond its own particular context and the circumstances behind it's authorship, continuing on to cast its influence down long corridors of time and into unexpected and even unimagined domains of thought and … Continue reading Bhagavad Gita as Cultural Icon