Open Mic Reading Tonight
Attended an Open Mic tonight in Liberty, Missouri at Morning Day Cafe. Read three poems:
If only in Theory, Tiananmen Mother, and Foxtrot. Very nice turnout. Great venue. First time there.
being powerfully moved....
Poems are great to the degree that they overcome a skeptical reader's permanent resistance to being powerfully moved. ~Dan Chiasson
Miscellaneous Thoughts Today....
Just Writing Through the Crap
This week I received a link to an essay by William Stafford from Ken Waldman. From my very first contact with Ken he told me he comes from the William Stafford School of poetry. I read the essay and while the concept Stafford describes is not new to me, it was worth reading because I've felt that I've written a lot of crap lately. It gave me the okay to just keep on keeping on to write through it. Something I needed.
Saturday I wrote for two hours solid and they cam back to the work and dove into it again and I have no idea how much longer I wrote because I'd get up periodically and come back to it.
Just back from Mass this morning and I tinkered with one of them some more. I feel Im close on it.
This afternoon I am scheduled to go do a platelet donation at the Community Blood Center. I went last Sunday but they had trouble with the flow clotting and had to about the procedure. I've done this for several years now and every once and a while the have problems. Keeping my fingers crossed.
Michael Allyn Wells - notes & musings