6/19/2007

Two Fish Poems


As some readers may know I occasionally post poems on this blog. In recent days, given the madness of the times I have lost a bit of the joy in writing poetry. I need to find that joy again.

My sense is that poetry is a craft that is worth the calling, even if the calling is too great for many of us who seek to respond.

So I have started a new blog in which I hope to write something like poetry every day. I am calling this blog Two Fish Poems.

Why "Two Fish Poems"? Perhaps they will multiply and perhaps two fish are enough.

Some days what I write will be worthy of the name poetry, on others it will not. I have no idea just why anyone would find them interesting, useful or even playful to read or to respond to, but there it is. Comments are welcomed!

This blog will not be a place to market a craft, but a context to practice. As I have said before, the motto of this work is this:

Practice does not make perfect,
practice is perfect.

This may be utter nonsense, but there it is.

Come over and visit occasionally.

If you have read this far you are kinder than you can imagine.

5 comments:

  1. I vote yes to your moments of happy madness with enthusiasm!

    Leonardo Ricardo

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  2. As one who has collected your poems since you were 16, I'm thrilled to see a daily log of your wondrous poem/thoughts. And did you paint those sensuous fish also? WOW Anne

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  3. What can I say?
    Do what you may
    But please stay for another day
    We need you in the fray!

    cheers

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  4. (((Mark)))

    May God smile upon you in your poetry.

    You KNOW we'll read it!

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  5. If you have read this far you are kinder than you can imagine.

    LOL, Mark. I have written maybe five serious poems in my life, discounting tossed-off haiku and limericks, but three of them in the last few months, since I've had my blog. The more one writes, the more one writes. I'll check in.

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