Saturday, April 19, 2008

brief thoughts and brief revisions

here are some snippets of some things that have been on my mind lately:

i recently joined facebook. i'm as suprised as anyone.


have you seen Juno? it's delightful.


newspapers never say anything. i spent a month in a hotel in illinois and had a free USA Today every day and was startled to find that nothing was ever written in it. i naturally quickly compared this phenomenon with other newspapers--the New York Times, the Chicago Tribune, the Onion--and found, to my disay, that all newspapers are completely empty.


writers read their own work by writing it, and can never share a reading with anyone. for this reason they are always wrong about their own work, and can't tell anyone anything about what they've written because it will always be based on a reading that includes information no one else can share, and that, in fact, is not even part of the finished work.


this: a revised version of something previous

and we
in the wind
i am weighty
round their tree
the drizzle
and blow
i am weightily

mmmmm..... i like that....

1 comment:

Julie said...

LOVED Juno. And I would love your poem, too, if it involved Paulie Bleeker. Since it doesn't, I only like it a lot.

"I am weighty"