Tuesday, June 06, 2006

You Call Yourself a Poet?

It has come to my attention that this is the best blog for poetry writers, however there hasn't been much participation. There are plenty of members, but not enough comments. I don't understand how there can be a lack of enthusiasm about writing, when the world around us is in dire need of poetry. It is up to you to be the world or the poet of the world - to be the world its eyes, who it turns for and needs.

Ezra Pound would have a fit if he saw us not engaged - he would call us lazy and not worth a damn. I know this, because I've grown to know him. Yeats, Eliot, Bernstein, Lowell, Coleridge were students, who did not shy at criticism, who were not afraid to be heard - this willingness, this ability to shun fear allowed them to be free and only encouraged their talents to write poetry.

4 comments:

666poetry-finchnot said...

hi james / yes / i'm one of those
i kinda of ebb & flow / when i post
i make comments / but some times
i'm so busy / that i just don't make it here too much


but yes / i will try to be a better
poet / lol



~finchy

harry k stammer said...

the children are playing (touch me)
the adults are drinking canned martini's
i'm pulling my wagon of sand up the hill
popping blisters and feeling groovy

cheers, harry

RC said...

Oh,harry,you make us blush.(I'm putting my face in my armpit as we speak.)Video up at youtube.com.

H. W. Alexy said...

well james—the older i get the busier i seem to get—or is time simply getting shorter?

i'll try to respond a bit more and thanks for the inspiration for a poem.