From a Rocking Boat…


  1. Ed Baker
    Ed Baker January 1, 2013 at 3:45 pm .

    turning another leaf<br />here too<br />&amp;<br />in the immortal words of<br />&#39;what&#39;s her name&#39;<br /><br />&quot;keep on keeping on&quot;<br /><br />( and, I like that word:<br /> &quot;communion&quot;<br /><br />(co-mune co-mune-i-cation<br />and the myriad attempts at so doing via <br />words and drawings … just-as-it is<br /><br />hvae a

  2. vazambam (Vassilis Zambaras)
    vazambam (Vassilis Zambaras) January 1, 2013 at 9:36 am .

    To continue the sea/boat imagery:<br /><br /><i>Unprofitable line</i><br /><br />What&#39;s wrong with the rudder?<br />The boat inscribes circles<br />and there&#39;s not a single gull.<br /><br />&quot;Sixteen Haiku&quot; –George Seferis<br /><br />Keep the ship steady during the coming year(s); I&#39;m on for the duration.<br /><br />Happy New Year!

  3. JforJames
    JforJames December 31, 2012 at 11:05 pm .

    Blog on. I&#39;m happy to read you. Community, yes, but a deep communion with poetry, with others who value poetry, however one defines it.

  4. Joseph Hutchison
    Joseph Hutchison December 31, 2012 at 6:42 pm .

    Happy New Year to you too, Conrad! Roberto Bolaño said somewhere, in an interview maybe: &quot;The act of writing is a conscious act of humility.&quot; Humility before our ignorance—of ourselves, the language, the tradition, the world at large. That doesn&#39;t mean you let loose of the tiller. What was it Machado said? (Let me look it up…)<br /><br />Mankind owns four things<br />That are no

  5. Conrad DiDiodato
    Conrad DiDiodato December 31, 2012 at 6:04 pm .

    Nice post, Joseph<br /><br />I particularly like the &quot;And many things<br />Have to stay on the shoulders like a load<br />Of failure&quot; line. I believe (always have) that&#39;s it&#39;s from sense of our own shortcomings and of the ungraspable greatness of what&#39;s gone before that we write at all. Ignorance (in the sense of never thinking we know it all: think here of the clown prince

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