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Notes For The Other Self


First I notice For not To

does Author henceforth

referred to as Poet claim

as did Creeley when asked

about I Know a Man ‘Maybe

I’m just the poet’ or when I

offered my sophomoric

LANGUAGE prose poetry

he sd “Class is this poetry?’

or as Pale Fire defers to

lost footnotes that can’t be rd


Yes yes yes of course

so much more without

disservice to intent Poet

noted To Future Self

indeed too many many

times simile like of

Borges’s Kafka and his

Precursors often to a Past

Self Cheat! Cheat! Cheat!


We do not have Virilio's

28 books in Crepuscular Dawn

Not a correct number

Babylon is a myth For Futurists  

Weight fractured brought

To 7.6 Billion Poets without

common threads author and

patriarch and matriarch unknown

guessed  interpreted


fudged and it must be For

To is To too exact

Poets have an Other

Who hides behind

concrete or eldritch

slither of specific

specifics a forebear

of Knowing

Is it Poetry?


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"But is it poetry?" Juris, I have a pretty open mind when it comes to poetry, and I don't find it at all difficult to spot; "Notes for the Other Self" falls neatly into the category. I've been meaning to make a reply on Badge's recent "Instapoets" discussion topic -- I did have some difficulty finding poetry therein -- and your poem reminded me that I have to get around to that topic soon, so thanks for that. But gotta love English with it's ever so subtle nuances/differences like when it comes to "for" and "to."


Here is a link to an index of my works on this site: tonyv's Member Archive topic

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