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by Mic
Mon Mar 24, 2014 6:49 pm
Forum: Post Visual Art
Topic: A recent drawing
Replies: 2
Views: 1367

Re: A recent drawing

:-)
by Mic
Wed Mar 19, 2014 2:36 pm
Forum: Post Visual Art
Topic: A recent drawing
Replies: 2
Views: 1367

A recent drawing

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by Mic
Tue Mar 18, 2014 6:18 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: In praise of one without second
Replies: 32
Views: 3321

Re: In praise of one without second

I really, really like this, Mic. The philosophising flies over my head and the editorial about it in the last line of S1 is self-conscious and a definite dump for me. I'd get rid. The E.g. would need to go too. beloved seems like quite an elderly term to use. Especially as you end, rather splendidl...
by Mic
Tue Mar 18, 2014 6:15 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: In praise of one without second
Replies: 32
Views: 3321

Re: In praise of one without second

OwenEdwards wrote:
Ros wrote:I agree it's the 'thing' that makes this unique - but still not totally convinced... I like the idea of exploring losing identity further, though.
I would echo this. To be a glorious failure is still to be glorious.
Indeed!

Mic
by Mic
Tue Mar 18, 2014 6:15 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: In praise of one without second
Replies: 32
Views: 3321

Re: In praise of one without second

I agree it's the 'thing' that makes this unique - but still not totally convinced... I like the idea of exploring losing identity further, though. Will look out for the result! Ros I think it's a like it/get it or don't really like it/ don't much get it at all sort of a poem. I'm close to feeling i...
by Mic
Tue Mar 18, 2014 6:12 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: In praise of one without second
Replies: 32
Views: 3321

Re: In praise of one without second

I think the thing-thing works, without considering the eastern spirituality, as a classic piece of mind-body dualism for me, and captures the weirdness of experience. Possibly I'm parodying myself by suggesting that you finish on beloved - the last three lines add nothing (ha!) for me - but very we...
by Mic
Tue Mar 18, 2014 6:10 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: In praise of one without second
Replies: 32
Views: 3321

Re: In praise of one without second

Antcliff wrote:I liked it as well, Mic...including the odd "thing" thing.

Curiously sixties in feel....a legs open, legs apart display being a "happening". :D

Seth
Thanks Seth! Legs akimbo ARE a 'happening' :-)
by Mic
Sat Mar 15, 2014 12:53 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: In praise of one without second
Replies: 32
Views: 3321

Re: In praise of one without second

Macavity wrote:hi mic
Loved the form. Loved the poem - a lot. Possible quibble...experiencing/experience...one is enough. I'd definitely keep the lavenders...gives balance.


cheers

mac
Thanks Mac!
by Mic
Sat Mar 15, 2014 12:51 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: In praise of one without second
Replies: 32
Views: 3321

Re: In praise of one without second

OwenEdwards wrote:I think the "-thing" thing is a glorious failure. I appreciate the intent, applaud its consistency, but cannot say I believe it succeeded.
Thanks for the candid response Owen!
by Mic
Sat Mar 15, 2014 12:45 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: In praise of one without second
Replies: 32
Views: 3321

Re: In praise of one without second

I know I've commented on this elsewhere, Michaela, but I'll comment here too, just to keep things tidy. Nicely done! It's a sinuous piece that draws us in and out of the poem, I particuarly like S2 (I'm always up for a bit of meta-poetry). I wonder how you feel about dissolving the boundaries furth...
by Mic
Sat Mar 15, 2014 12:41 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: In praise of one without second
Replies: 32
Views: 3321

Re: In praise of one without second

Hi Mic, I like the poem in essence but for me the repetition of 'thing' ruins it....is it necessary? Here's how it might look edited: This head-thing attached to this body-thing experiencing that lavender over there - its blueness against the whiteness of the wall is thinking about sameness. E.g. t...
by Mic
Sat Mar 15, 2014 12:38 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: In praise of one without second
Replies: 32
Views: 3321

Re: In praise of one without second

I liked it more before I read the explanation. Reminded me of cummings. The spiritual nonsense didn't even register. Take of that as you will. Always nice to read you. B. Ignore the explanation! I've just been thinking recently about the idea of non-duality as a way of conceptualising (?) / underst...
by Mic
Thu Mar 13, 2014 8:32 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: In praise of one without second
Replies: 32
Views: 3321

Re: In praise of one without second

All that philosophising aside, this is basically hoping to be a love poem.

Mic
by Mic
Thu Mar 13, 2014 8:30 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: In praise of one without second
Replies: 32
Views: 3321

Re: In praise of one without second

But doesn't that imply that everything has some consciousness in it? Which is what I'd probably dispute. Or are you saying walls are formed because of consciousness? The walls (according to Advaita thinking) aren't really here. There is no 'here'. There is 'no-one' , 'no-thing'. But Advaita thinker...
by Mic
Thu Mar 13, 2014 8:15 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: In praise of one without second
Replies: 32
Views: 3321

Re: In praise of one without second

although it isn't consciousness arising from walls, but rather that walls/everything is simply an expression of indivisible consciousness 'arising'!

Er....

Yep.

Mic
by Mic
Thu Mar 13, 2014 7:55 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: In praise of one without second
Replies: 32
Views: 3321

Re: In praise of one without second

Thanks Ros! 'one without second' is from Advaita (non-duality) in which everything (the 'beloved') is arising in 'no-thing' - the idea that nothing is 'separate', or perhaps that all is interconnected. Tricky always to express as language has embedded in it the idea of subject and object (Advaita 'c...
by Mic
Thu Mar 13, 2014 6:00 pm
Forum: Ezines, Magazines and Publications
Topic: Submissions tracker
Replies: 7
Views: 882

Re: Submissions tracker

David wrote:Massively disappointed by the Teutonic efficiency of your system, John. I assumed that, if you did anything at all, you simply wrote the names of your poems on fallen leaves and let the wind do your filing.
Hahahahahaha!

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by Mic
Thu Mar 13, 2014 4:25 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: In praise of one without second
Replies: 32
Views: 3321

In praise of one without second

This head-thing attached to this body-thing experiencing that lavender-thing over there - its blueness against the whiteness of the wall-thing - is thinking about the sameness of all things. E.g. these finger-things, indistinguishable from this pen and from memory of the experience (last summer, now...
by Mic
Tue Mar 11, 2014 3:56 pm
Forum: Ezines, Magazines and Publications
Topic: Submissions tracker
Replies: 7
Views: 882

Submissions tracker

For those of you who can't keep track, there's this (but it costs a bit a month) https://duotrope.com/index.aspx?bp=subtracker I keep my submissions in a little red cash (ha ha!) book, although I have made embarrassing mistakes (e.g. Michael McKminn sp?) at Rialto said he was sure he'd already seen ...
by Mic
Thu Feb 20, 2014 5:05 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Sonnet in bed in winter
Replies: 9
Views: 727

Re: Sonnet in bed in winter

You're good, aren't you!

Lovely

Mic
by Mic
Sun Feb 09, 2014 10:13 am
Forum: Ezines, Magazines and Publications
Topic: Right Hand Pointing
Replies: 6
Views: 726

Re: Right Hand Pointing

Thanks Mac, Brian (good to see you around!), Seth, David and Jane

Mic
by Mic
Sat Feb 08, 2014 10:04 am
Forum: Ezines, Magazines and Publications
Topic: Right Hand Pointing
Replies: 6
Views: 726

Right Hand Pointing

I've got this one in issue 73 (April)

viewtopic.php?f=44&t=16320&p=131168#p131168

Hurray!

Mic
by Mic
Mon Feb 03, 2014 11:30 am
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Letter home
Replies: 14
Views: 1132

Re: Letter home

Hi kj

On my first reading of this I was absolutely transported by the first two stanzas - really thoroughly enjoyed moving through them for the first time. I wasn't so keen on the third.

Will read again and try to come back with some more thoughts.

Mic
by Mic
Tue Jan 21, 2014 2:57 pm
Forum: Ezines, Magazines and Publications
Topic: Southlight
Replies: 23
Views: 2190

Re: Southlight

I remember reading thee. They are all really good.

Mic
by Mic
Tue Jan 21, 2014 2:56 pm
Forum: Ezines, Magazines and Publications
Topic: The Interpreter's House2
Replies: 7
Views: 777

Re: The Interpreter's House2

Well done Seth.

Yes, I think I'm in the June edition. Turns out I've met Martin Malone - he was a runner-up in the Pighog Press/Poetry School pamphlet competition, and he read at the event where we announced the winner (Kate Whyte)

Mic