The title is Poetry Pinfold. The poems moved through my life as stray animals, never caught in publication, and are now coming together in this fold. They are of various kinds: with and without rhyme, reflective (related to my philosophy blog), impressionistic (with memories of travel), and playful at times. I intend to place one poem per week, and I may also post poems from friends. I wrote poems at large intervals, from a young age. I never had the ambition to publish them, and I still don’t. I never learned the craft of poetry, and just threw words together that sounded good for the subject at hand. Now, before starting the blog, I felt I had to learn. In June/July 2018 I attended a one-week course at Casa-Ana, in the Sierra Nevada, Spain, taught by Mary-Jane Holmes. I use what I have learned there to do a bit of breaking and trimming of old beasts.
PoemsHere are the poems, in the order of appearance.
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Rough and untended they roamed
in herds, crossed the paths of my life,
trampled the tended patch
where I plotted how to proceed …..
Plane trees in their fatigues
embrace across the square
where then dust has settled
and the sun is still as well ….