January 30, 2010

5 year anniversary

five years ago today, i blogged for the very first time.

my inaugural post was a poem i'd written just days before. i don't fancy myself much of a poet, but i do love to compose this type of work. it's inspired by a 1967 poem called "message clear" by scottish poet edwin morgan (introduced to me by one of earth's greatest english teachers: clay collins).  i've probably written half a dozen of these in my life because they are such a beautiful way to show the versatility of language and words and what you can find if you look at them more closely.

i've republished the poem here (click to enlarge):

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