Me engaging in internet intercourse through the medium of poetry.
|This is my creed:
“Look well to this day, for it is life; the very life of life. In it lie all the realities and verities of existence, the bliss of growth, the glory of action, the splendour of beauty. For yesterday is but a dream, and tomorrow only a vision. But today well lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness and every tomorrow a vision of hope. Look well therefore to this day, for it and it alone is life. Such is the salutation to the dawn.”
It’s apparently from ancient Sanskrit literature and sums up my view of life.I have come across many writers whose words have offered help and inspiration and have helped me sum up for myself where I stand in the world philosophically, politically, spiritually, physiologically, blah blah. I’m rather hoping I can have a similar impact on others.
I don’t pretend to write poetry that has any profound literary merit, neither do I claim to have any unique gift, I merely observe, read and express myself, inspired by words of others wiser than I, and by the passions that are stoked in me by emotions both wonderful and perverse.
The writer writes, the reader perceives. Well dear Reader, I write ** – the rest is up to you. What you understand, how you understand and when you understand are all a function of your experience, your thoughts, your passions and your hurts.I write what I write because it’s there to be written, some pieces flow effortlessly out of me and I enjoy the process much like enjoying a desperately needed pee! Others, like constipation, have to be forced and there’s a lot of gritting of teeth and pushing, sort of like giving birth! Other pieces spurt from me with almost ejaculatory grandeur; overwhelming me – leaving me breath-taken, shaking – sometimes because I have given a part of me, other times because it leaves me cold.
I hope you enjoy what you read.
“Utopias are not chimeras, they are the most noble dreams of the people.The dream of fairness & equality; the dream that land&housing should belong to everyone because you are a person not a piece of merchandise to be speculated with…”
(The Spanish Robin Hood!)
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