Fool's Blog

Various & Sundry Foolishness!


Poet and Songwriter by night
Yes I have a day job
Did I mention that I was a Foole?
2.032 meters of pure poet meat.


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  1. I really like the atmosphere about your poetry, especially Tanka (Sandals) which is so light and sweet – what have you been influenced by?



    1. thank you! I’ve had a number of influences: Shakespeare’s Sonnets first inspired me to try my hand at poetry. Kenneth Rexroth’s wonderful translations from the Japanese and Chinese. T’ang Dynasty poets and Haiku Masters, The Beats (especially Ginsberg, Snyder, and the prose of Kerouac), Brautigan, Martial and Catullus. Bound to be more that I’m forgetting! πŸ˜‰


      1. Ooh Rexroth sounds especially interesting – but wow, I’m feeling rather deficient in my knowledge of poetry once again! I had to Google most of those. I really should sit down and read some poems for once, and these seem like good places to start!



  2. Perfect blog title, too. Wish I had thought of it first.
    You are widely read, but my reading and yours are disjoint from each other. I have read Brautigan, oddly enough, when I was in college. Don’t remember him well. It strikes me you might like Flannery O’Connor – she may be the closest I have come to your taste.
    In any case, well-done.


    1. O Thank You! Just this morning I’ve started reading Helen Vendler’s study of W B Yeats and I’m feeling like a really wretched workman – so you have no idea how timely your kindness truly is!


  3. I found you on another blog. I really like that most all of your work is poetry,rather than free verse. That’s what i most like to hear, the melody of it. This is a really nice blog. The blue is also tranquil. πŸ™‚


    1. we talked with her doctor this evening, who said she needed to stay in the hospital at least another 2 or 3 days. (they’re giving her stronger IV antibiotics)… mostly dozing – they’ve given her a pretty strong pain killer.


        1. oh absolutely – its clear from the CAT scan they did. she’s had a number of episodes of this. at some point, she’s got to think sbout surgery – but not right now.


  4. I have a poetry blog, too, in addition to my regular blog. Seems like we have some things in common…


      1. Not sure if the first comment went to the spam folder, so in this comment I will just tell you that my blog is called Poetry Perfected… see you there!


  5. HI! Just got caught up on all your posts I’ve missed. They weren’t all showing in my reader but i started at the most recent and read back to the last one I had commented on. Hope you are feeling much better-ly after your recent hospital trip. Hugs to you and PBL πŸ™‚


  6. Thank you for your Thanksgiving comment, it was most welcomed and this is a good time to tell you how much I enjoy your work, your words flow upon the pages of you site. This makes all of us very lucky. Ann

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