More poetry on a similar topic as yesterday, about differences.
I attended a short class with people much younger than me and it made…thoughts happen.
A short piece of writing inspired by the movie Circumstance (audience award winner at the 2011 Sundance festival).
Perhaps the title says it all. A subject that popped into my mind while watching a magpie.
A semi free form poem where I try to…sort of replicate that feeling of insomnia.
A more free form poem again, where I freely associate on the subject of numbers.
Expression of desire perhaps, or just a silly dream?
Some more thoughtful poetry.
In the very first pages of Moby-Dick, Melville, through the character of Ishmael notes how men seem mysteriously drawn to the sea:
“…Nothing will content them but the extremest (sic) limit of the land; loitering under the shady lee of yonder warehouses will not suffice. No. They must get just as nigh the water as they possibly can without falling in.”
Whether this is really true of all men, though the popularity of seaside resorts and vacation trips to countries known for their beaches seem to indicate so, it is a pull I am all too personally familiar with. Because for many a summer during my childhood, the sea was my one escape from the grey concrete of the suburban environments I grew up in.
Something I wrote when Wiscounsin became the next state to allow gay marriage.