I used to write poetry.

I’m talking mostly decades ago.

at my ages, that could be any of manywhen

a little cummings in that last line.

Been digging Good Poems, selected by Garrison Keillor.

The poem for my last post came to me as I set the book down and got back to work. The OPML Editor was open, and it’s a shitload faster to write with than WordPress’ own editor, so I blogged it. Bing! justlikethat.

It might seem a bit out of character, but I have lots of those.

And many more left to write.


  1. David Scott Williams’s avatar

    I’m trying to figure out what to blog next…

    Maybe I should get the juices flowing with some poetry ….

  2. craig’s avatar

    I haven’t wrote a poem in over five year. Maybe I should give it a whirl.

  3. Chip’s avatar

    Thank you

    (I) need to breathe deep and …

  4. Chris’s avatar

    Good for you, Doc! It is important to nurture those parts of us. The creative brings a balance to the mundane daily grind. Keep it up.

  5. Dominik Bjegovic’s avatar

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    Dominik Bjegović

  6. tabata’s avatar

    Last time i wrote poem was like 6 years ago at school. I never liked poems back then, but maybe i should give poems another change. I think i will read some of those poems that you linked.

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