<![CDATA[When I first started publishing my writing, sending out more poems and stories in volume, there were a handful of people who took my work seriously, encouraged me and published a half dozen or so pieces of mine. One of them was Shannon Peil, editor at amphibi.us. Shannon published some uniquely experimental and strange poetry at his site. Recently I went online looking for it, and discovered it no longer existed. I was really bummed! I’d often include amphibi.us in my quest for some reading inspiration. One of my poems Shannon published, “Semaphones,” I also selected for Microtones: Semaphores I come from steel, bolt, twine, bales of indifference, swells of turpentine. Broken bells, misfires at semaphores. Shrieking hearts grind open moors. Twisting tides train moon in motion. Scurrying sideways, crabs flee ocean. You find me flinging misshapen flocks as you bridge closer filming shocks And here is another poem of mine that Shannon published at amphibi.us: Still, the Clouds Kelly tells me tonight Erik leaves for Minnesota this Sunday. Immediate relief, exuberance. Later deep pain registers regrets. What have I done? His wavering like weather. Inconsistent. A rare shimmer. Still, the clouds; still, the rain. Thanks so much Shannon, for always supporting my work. I hope you are still writing, and crafting your poems and I want you to know I wish you all the best! ]]>
Two poems and a nod
8 thoughts on “Two poems and a nod”
Still the clouds. still the rain….. thanks its music for the soul
David, you are too kind! Thanks for visiting. Wish we were at Jones Beach area 6 right now without the clouds… or rain! Just the doonies!
Both outstanding poems and always sad to hear that a great zine has said goodbye!
Dearest Meg, thanks a ton and I can’t agree with you more. I was so sad when I tried to find even the archives for Shannon’s zine. Oh well. Still, his commitment and artistic choices are for all of us to relish.
Andrea, you’re the best! xoxo
just reading these two poems robert. so different from one another, but i love em!
Thanks for swinging by joel, and leaving your sweet comments.