new old kid on the blog,
with an occasional
old or new poem written off
the old writer's block
Not that I don't like "True to Life," but what happened to "True Grit"? The one that went like this:Grit's what's writ--Not rote, nitwit.It made me think of another favorite poet of mine, Bill Knott. A copious collection of his short-to-very-short poems can be found here, and you might get a kick out of his riffs on Basho's frog poem here.Cheers!
Yes, knott that I mind, but “True Grit” was a great teaser.Thirty-one translations of Furu ike ya — you’ve probably seen them.
I actually used those 31 translations in my poetry class to talk about revision—the dangers and rewards of it....
I have enjoyed all your recent poems on the blog. "True to Life" is one of my favorites!
J, W, J, J--As they used to say way back then (or was that when?)--"Back by popular demand!" Thanks for taking the time to comment and send links--much appreciated!