Facebook vs. Blog = Fish Guts vs. Steak

For writers, I believe that facebooking vs. blogging is equivalent to fish guts vs. steak. In more ancient times, fish innards such as Garum, and liquamen were considered delicious as condiments and soup flavorings. (A surviving fragment of Plato Comicus speaks of “putrid garum” when Martial congratulates a friend on keeping up amorous advances to a girl who had […]

Difference Between an Artist and a Poet…

My daughter said, ‘I wish I could see the world the way a poet sees it,’ “But YOU are an Artist. It’s kind of the same.” I answered. She said, “No, it is quite different.” I asked her to explain, and this is how she explained it~ “I guess maybe as an artist I see things, and […]

A poet’s mind…?

This morning I grabbed my coffee and woke up the dog to do her morning routine outside. (This is ‘Winnie’ -our miniature daschund) I accompanied her outside as lately she seems needy- she doesn’t want to be outside by herself – so I took my coffee and decided to sit outside for awhile so she’d […]

If I Write:

Academia:  “Write of roses, daffodils, and violets, White linen, drownings, and yellow-wallpaper creeping madness” If I write: This artist will write of your painted rainbow mists– Blue mornings, pink horizons, and golden oceans! If I write: This gray moth will write of Your stained-glass-monarch-butterfly universe! If I write: This traveler will write of worlds that collide The Pacific and […]