The Purpose

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With this site I will bring together various writings, quotes, and poems that interest me and that draw together the themes of my writing.  Rather than write in a conventional way I want to use this site to draw together all the themes of my writing into one full integrated whole.  It will be writing in it’s transparent rawness: at times incoherent how the threads hang together, at times flowing and fully formed.  Technology will aid it’s transparent form, which will also emerge with the writing.

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A FOOLISH POET

Stand up, stand up
         you sorry man
   Accept what all can see.
A poet, a poet
         you sorry fool
   Now fuck off and be.

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RISKING IT ALL

When all the world feels lost,
When all the feelings are cold,
There is but one thing to trust
It is that which binds and holds.
 
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RELIVING THE CHILDHOOD DREAM

Play comes to us from time to time:
Children seem to us to escape the confines of responsibility,
Chased and pure, untainted by life;
The freshness of play fires us.

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THE TRUISMS

His father gave him a box of truisms
Shaped like a coffin, then his father died;
The truisms remained on the mantlepiece
As wooden as the play box they had been packed in
Or that other his father skulked inside.
 
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FATHERHOOD

Fatherhood is a strange device;
Strange and strangled by much advice.
All we can do is the best that we can
And hope we contribute to the emerging man.

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