Sunday, October 12, 2008

Bits & Pieces

Poetry is like life in that it develops its own processes & changes form over time recreating itself over & over again, like we do in our lives. I return to older works and either recycle or recreate using pieces, thus I create a new poem from old work.

I don’t know if it’s the physical mental or emotional anguish that’s worse. I’ve had all 3. Do you know which is worse? Does it matter if I have a preference or choice? Do I get to choose this time?


  1. you have the right to choose whatever you want. but out of the storm things come down and you have peace finally. Thich Nhat Hanh
    says we exist in each moment, we can be happy in this moment; truely happy, truely free.
    I love the audio "can tell where it's from" but really enjoy it

  2. Anonymous2:40 PM

    How you do it is your own unique way of expressing yourself. Sometimes I feel as if I am a reincarnation of the poetry greats and at times I am the epitome of greatness in my opinion. You tell your story from your minds artistic view of the world.

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  4. I think to have bits and pieces follow or evolve a life of their own (in your hands)is a good idea. I too recycle old lines, jottings and even conversations until they grown poetic wings! The anguish of it is the attendant pleasure! Will keep coming back here... very refreshing.

    Thanks for visiting my blog Joy!

  5. The honor was all mine to have you comment on my blog, Joy. You're in my favs now, lady.

    (I do have a "Contact" e-mail link at the top of my blog, feel free to use it should you ever wish.)

    Your comment on my blog reminds me of part Billy Collin's poem, I think it was Billy Collins, maybe Stephen Dunn, about how poeple ask him how he stays so optimistic and such and he wrote this devastional thing about actually seeing AK47 etc... (with regards to trying to keep the posts on the funstery side.)

    Be well.

  6. i believe there is no one answer!

    read this