Wednesday, December 14, 2005

First post, brand spankin new blog

Hello world,

This is my very first blog post on I previously had a blog on bowie-net but alas my good friend Bertram complained that she couldn't leave comments. So here I am making a new blog. So, Bertram, now you can comment! What some people will do for friends.

The mission of my blog to post poetry for a hostile world. The world needs poetry but does not know it. I'm here to tell you world that you need poetry!

So here's my first poem to share. It was published in the Denver Quarterly.

Into the ruins

Buddha amid dust.
This orchestra spells.

We float enchanted,
among broken seats.

Buddha holds the ruins,
he does nothing.

Dead soldiers at the altar,
bead by bead, pray faster.

The sun collapses on the temple.
War does nothing.

Fire amid Buddha.
This symphony sells.

We cannot laugh
when the blindfold is removed.

Fire will bring ash,
we will learn to hold nothing.

~Sarah Lilius

Please feel free to leave comments on the poems I post. This one's mine so be gentle, just kidding. Dish it out, I can take it. This is personally my favorite poem of my own work. It's simple but has a big message.

Today is a lazy day, I have all my graduate applications done except for one. I'm waiting for a form to come in the mail. I'm applying for a MFA in poetry for those of you who didn't know. So, I don't have anything to do except read and do laundry. Ah, the life of a poet with no job!

Right now I'm listening to the Walk The Line soundtrack. I normally loathe country music but Johnny Cash I can take. I especially like Joaquin Phoenix singing Cash which is what the soundtrack is. It also has Reese Witherspoon on it. She's okay, kinda squeaky if you ask me. But anyway, I'm a big movie buff and I saw Walk The Line recently and really enjoyed it. I think Phoenix could be up for an oscar for his portrayal of Cash.

Well, it's time for me to sign off and see what I can do with this blog of mine. Take care all.


Blogger davidcircus said...


I can't wait to read some more of your blog! I love these things!


6:43 AM  
Blogger Electrikboi said...

It's me, gomer. (It sounds funny to say that) I read your blog and enjoyed your poem...Any luck yet on Grad School...I am applying to UIC in keep your fingers crossed. Mona is opening up a coffee shop downtown Moline...she is going to feature my photography sometime in 2006! Perhaps, the month of February or March. So, I will be home to launch that opening. They will also sell any of them if anyone is interested in buying...I have a blog on myspace if you want to check it out....nothing too exciting, need to make more time to write. But, work schedule is crazy these days, and will be until middle of January...well, take care and hope your Christmas party is festive...I will be there in spirit. Love you....Shawn.

7:51 AM  
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