Fragment of Thought during a Panel Discussion on Contemporary Poetry

Do I want to know there are anti-lyric factions, anti-narrative factions, anti-whatever…I cannot change any of this so why not go forward being irrelevant and happy in my own work…

on every shoulder
the chip
of a poem

18 Responses

  1. Lydia Cortes Says:

    Interesting work & form.

  2. Robert Burgan Says:

    I’m off to my gig, monthly sing-along w/ memory care patients…they know the lyrics and respond…In every mind, long forgotten hints of poems once remembered.

  3. Ralph Culver Says:

    Very nice.

  4. Sarah Russell Says:

    It?s exhausting to follow the latest thing in the elite poetry scene. I agree. I?ll also keep doing what I love!

  5. Emmanuel Says:

    Very good. I love it.

  6. Joan Prefontaine Says:

    This is excellent. So much said in so few words!

  7. Chris Lovie-Tyler Says:

    Hear, hear!

  8. williamgottlieb Says:

    Wonderful haibun, Jean–thank you!

  9. MaryJo Says:

    So glad you wrote this.

  10. Rosemary Nissen-Wade Says:

    Wonderful! Right on! And brilliant ending.

  11. Peter Newton Says:

    skywriter . . .
    his words turning
    into clouds

    (originally published in Otata 23)

  12. sanjuktaa Says:

    Yesss! Love it!

  13. Jean LeBlanc Says:

    This response is overwhelming! Thank you all so much.

  14. Anitha Varma Says:

    Beautiful sentiments to which I totally agree.. Loved the senryu too.

  15. Autumn Noelle Hall Says:

    off the hook after all
    that wriggling

    Whew!! Love the inherent permission to just be true to ourselves and content in that. Thank you!

  16. Anitha Varma Says:

    I too prefer to follow my own muse – who else do we have to follow anyway.

  17. seaviewwarrenpoint Says:

    Great stuff, Jean! :)


  18. Michael Henry Lee Says:

    Quite so

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