prose/poem/prose poem/ as I opine about my poetry slightly

by jhon baker

I’ve started another blog because I liked the url that was available. I have yet to do anything with it other than ramble about my mental abberations.
it is http://mentalslip.blogspot.com
don’t expect much there as this blog is still my main place of blogging communication.

I am having trouble choosing poems for the next print edition on PigeonBike – the first four I sent were rejected much to my surprise but upon rereading I can now see what the publisher wants – this is an important lesson in submitting (submission), knowing what the publisher is looking for. Now I am considering the voice that the original two published there were written in. They are heavily influenced by David Ignatow which is a voice I like to write in as it is similar to mine. What I would like is to find a place for my half poetic prose half poem pieces – this is an honest voice that I love but have found no takers that I know of yet. There are some out there right now but we shall see.

as an example:

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stunned and lovely

I’m suppose to be writing the most perfect of poems but am sitting around doing nothing. I’m disgusted by the news on the wire and prose badly written meant to move us to tears. but this is nothing that we haven’t seen before this is nothing that I’ve not written before, it’s not my birthday so there is no excuse and the book on my nightstand rests with the mark on page 309, SO I trade in bonds to pay for new landscaping and feel really stupid and wonder what I will hear next but not from who.

most of all I really want to be stunned and lovely.

fuck the songs that say differently, it is never easy unless it is. Standing out strongly but in fear and not beautiful but gently. It was last friday night and suspecting that this would be here like it is and I’m not saying good bye.

here’s to life!
here’s to life.
viva la vida –
a star, quarter,
four fingers of Johnnie Walker
chocking back the innocence
to truly gain perspective.

 – Hoc Scripsi

I love this style and am still learning to breathe in it.
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5 Comments to “prose/poem/prose poem/ as I opine about my poetry slightly”

  1. Stunned and Lovely ~~~ stunning!

  2. i'm slowly coming to the realization (and acceptance) that if the venue does not exist elsewhere – then we must simply create one. it's more important that the words/art/magic/music is set free into the world than pandering to the whims of the self-appointed.

    which is not meant to seem as bitter and jaded as it sounds…some things are too important not to share and the ripple-effect far-reaching…

    🙂

    ps. it is the honest voice that appeals most strongly….(to me, anyway) and i have a finely-tuned bullshit detector…:)

  3. It does feel like you're holding your breath in portions of this piece, but it works. I'm looking forward to reading further pieces in this style.

  4. I like it! I've always told you that I like your general writing as much as I do your poetry. To have both at the same time is fantastic!
    Now I know why you mentioned (elsewhere) that “mentalslip” was no longer available!

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