[lit-ideas] Re: Taste of the Poetaster

  • From: "Stan Spiegel" <writeforu2@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 27 Jun 2004 16:31:10 -0400

OK, Mike, you're subtle! You're also a pretty funny guy. Funny guys don't
usually write poetry. Where'd you come from? Stan

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Mike Geary" <atlas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Sunday, June 27, 2004 4:06 PM
Subject: [lit-ideas] Taste of the Poetaster


> What the hell do you mean I'm not subtle?  Maybe my not 'being subtle' is
an
> ultra-subtle way of being subtle.  Think about that.  Appreciate your
> comments, but I refuse to take my stuff seriously enough to talk about it.
>
> take care,
> Mike
>
>
>
>
>
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Stan Spiegel" <writeforu2@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Sunday, June 27, 2004 2:08 PM
> Subject: [lit-ideas] Re: SUNDAY POEM
>
>
> > Mike -
> > Today's pieces sound like Tennesee haiku, if there is something like
that.
> > If I had my druthers, I'd like to see you develop the first one more
> fully.
> > The broad brush-strokes you use immediately engage me, my sense of
rhythm
> > and my ear, but it was too small an hors d'oeuvre to satisfy my
appetite.
> > (like haiku, I guess. I have a hard time with things that whet my
appetite
> > but I can only have a teeny bit of. I can't enjoy a tiny sip. I need to
> > drink the whole bottle. I could easily be an alcoholic.You're not
helping
> me
> > get drunk.)
> >
> > The way you start, the picture you draw in "The Tao of Dad" -- 
everything
> > works, but I'm lost when it comes to the significance of your title. I'm
> no
> > Eastern philosopher so when I looked it up, I found tao refers to the
> > universal force that produces harmony in nature. I don't see harmony in
> > nature in your picture of your dad like a wind-shaped tree.
> >
> > Is it unfair of me to ask you to talk about your intentions? Usually
> you're
> > as subtle as a live firehose or a punch in the nose. Neither your humor
> nor
> > your diatribes show subtlety. How come here?
> > Stan Spiegel
> >
> > ----- Original Message ----- 
> > From: "Mike Geary" <atlas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > To: "LIT-IDEAS" <lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > Sent: Sunday, June 27, 2004 1:56 PM
> > Subject: [lit-ideas] SUNDAY POEM
> >
> >
> > > THE TAO OF DAD
> > >
> > >
> > > See him?  There on that hill.  Yes,
> > > the one just standing there,
> > > looking for all the world
> > > like a wind-shaped tree,
> > > a survivor,
> > > while all around him,
> > > dust devils, ghost marauders, raid the fields.
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > THE TAO OF DOING
> > >
> > > Listen.  Is that the sound of stone bending water
> > > or of stone-bending water?
> > >
> > >
> > > THE TAO OF DOG
> > >
> > > A trail of dry paw-prints in dew-darkened dust.
> > > Even that, sun erased, left no trace.
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > THE TAO OF DEATH
> > >
> > > Now he, too, has turned to dust,
> > > returned to lusting Earth,
> > > both he and the woman who gave me birth
> > > returned
> > > but I kept their mirth.
> > > What use is it to stupid Earth?
> > >
> > >
> > >           --- Mike Geary
> > >
> > >
> > > Mike Geary
> > > Memphis
> > >
> > >
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