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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

MAKING HAY

An encore presentation from a couple years back. If you ain't seen it, enjoy. If you've seen it, enjoy.



I'd like to be mysterious
like some I see who never
respond to comments
but just let you wonder who they are
behind the brilliance of their pen
and though my heart is not exactly splayed
upon my sleeve
it's still up there somewhere
waiting to be played


I'd like to lead a hard life
in the Appalachians
and see what kind of verse would
well up from my underground
all blackened and irredeemable
like a coal miner's fingers

I'd like to freeze my ass off
on the ski slopes
somewhere in the Rockies
and then warm it next to the fire
in the lodge with the sound of
tinkling glasses and laughter

Someone said that a poet
is a whole world
inside of one person
choose your words
and your worlds carefully

But then there is me

I'd like to be the proverbial
traveling salesman making hay
with the farmer's daughter

And I can hear you say
I KNEW something like that
was going to come out of you

That's exactly what she said too



24 comments:

  1. Indeed... and here am I leaving that exact comment (or not)... (or her)

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  2. Someone said that a poet
    is a whole world
    inside of one person...

    I like that!

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  3. I love the armchair traveling we poets do in our minds.......so many possibilities, so much travel fatigue, LOL. I loved this, Timo. Especially a poet being a whole world in one person.

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  4. Thanks, Sherry. I've got jet lag and I haven't left my sofa!

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  5. I often wonder about that too.. if I lived somewhere else ..how different would my writing be!!!

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    1. Viewpoint is often dependent upon vantage point :)

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  6. Ending made me chuckle. I like the idea of being mysterious like those who don't leave comments and let you guess who they are.

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    1. Whoops...I left another comment. Not mysterious enough!

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  7. i so agree:a a poet is a whole world inside one person. some worlds i would like to visit, some not so much

    well penned

    gracias for sharing part of your world

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  8. OMG this made me guffaw at the end, though so truthy and real, too. EXACTLY what I thought would come outta you! ;)

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  9. __Ummm:

    two sneezes
    from this dusty loft
    squeaky ladder

    Smiles. _m

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    1. Bless you! All best to you and your family for the holidays!

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    2. __ Smiles! _m

      another squeak
      the ladder knows I'm here
      number three

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  10. ... enter da poet's world on Ur own risk ... and b prepared 4 anything ... squirrels, rats, mice ... Love, cat.

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  11. __Tim, to selfishly follow my thoughts and hopes through the holidays... I offer my best wishes to you__. _m

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    1. Thanks so much, Doug...a belated happy new year to you!

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  12. Love the humor in this :) you made my day!

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    1. That's lovely to hear. Thanks, Sanaa!

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  13. Wrong continent....Try Europe.A distinguished American poet would be regarded as a catch there:)

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