Archive for February, 2012

February 26, 2012

A repost but I’ve been inspried to put this poem out there again today.

by jhon baker

a poem redacted, preface – JB


startled by impact


a hunger for youth


he was fifty

J had seemed much older

as though

absorbed and consumed

in the very intensity

of his memory.


a matter of life

and death.


his ambition propelled


striking photograph in Life magazine


it would be eleven years.

his amours


consumption of alcohol


to represent the agon

essential attributes




cadenzas on carefully

tuned strings



primal manifestations

to be difficult, “obscure”



a besetting consideration

narrative accounts


the world seen through inebriation


a disjointed film




sometimes in mid sentence

often presumption


voice and vision


intimated, elusive


unbearably beautiful.

– Hoc Scripsi


and what the hell – here is another on the same subject…



October 25th


October 25th

and we celebrate the birth

of John Berryman.

heavy with the burden

of his smashed skull

and dream songs.


his final entry a comment

on the Washington Avenue bridge

in Minneapolis Minnesota.


– Hoc Scripsi

February 18, 2012

As proposed by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

by jhon baker

There ought to be six seasons, not four as there seems to be six seasons and four just doesn’t quite cut the mustard.

They would be as follows:

January, February – Winter

March April – Unlocking

May, June – Spring

July, August – Summer

September, October – Fall

November, December – Locking



February 14, 2012

by jhon baker

St. Valentine was beaten with clubs

then beheaded –


happy St. Valentine’s day.

February 13, 2012

expanded abstract from reply to a comment

by jhon baker

I’m doing better now but still waiting for that creative energy that I normally posses. Lately I am finding most of my comfort in Kurt Vonnegut novels and such. I think I’ve written four poems so far this year and battling with the medications and things keep changing color… Coffee tastes good and Sunday was a day spent at home except for the lunch date with my son at a Buffalo wings joint.  I spent most of the waking day with KV and meant to get down to my writing room and sit there until I wrote something – anything.

I spent most of the resting day with K.
I’ve kept up my end on letters and think maybe I need to add a few more penpals as some I’ve had have stopped writing back. Those of you still getting letters do not fall into this category. I would limit myself to about 11 people to write back and forth with and right now there are three. To apply e-mail me or leave a comment and I can get back to you with my address.

There is utter silliness on the television and movies made by people who get their ideas from five year old children without any imagination which is infinitely worse than an adult script writer and director without any imagination.

February 12, 2012

everyone needs a roux

by jhon baker

You need a Roux… and you need one bad.


My Roux? you may ask?



How to get your Roux:

go to:

look at some other ones then click on “buy now”

enter what you want your Roux to do and pay the low price of just shy a ten spot. within a week you’ll have your own to brag about!



If this sounds like a sales pitch – it isn’t or it is, I could not care less about how it sounds – just get your own Roux and you’ll be happy that you did. – me.

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