2012 in review Arlene Corwin Poetry have-a-look

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Somewhat Aphasic 2010

      Somewhat Aphasic

Somewhat aphasic,

Not a speaker,

I can write instead,

And do

Because I’m slow

And need the time.

Do I dare an interview?

TV program literary,

Authors answering so cleverly?

I, sent back to, running to

The paper, my

imaginary reader

In my in my mind my sites,

To play with word, idea rhythm,

Played out

                               one against the other.

© Somewhat Aphasic 10.23.2010  The Processes: Creative, Thinking, Meditative II;   Arlene Corwin

Notes from the Overground: Thoughts On Touring 2010

           Notes from the Overground: Thoughts On Touring

Book, cd, performance, what!

I do not want to tour.

An effort that I could, if forced

But see through the illusions:

All-inclusive energies –

Pushing, meeting, signing,

Introducing, marketing;

Hidden bragging

Sell and spread.

Every night a hotel bed.


Everybody’s doing it.

Television’s full of it:

Reputation in a wink –

They think.

There is no quick.

Success invalid,

Success a pallid despot

With a jealous eye

Towards quick eternity:

We want to be remembered.

It’s genetic – since the days we were Neanderthals

(DNA 3-4%)

Confirmation from the grip, grope, group

That grabs you by the gargling throat.

It’s poetry

That’s fun.

©Notes From the Overground10.18.2010 The Processes: Creative, Thinking, Meditative II; Our Times, Our Culture; Vaguely About Music;  Arlene Corwin


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