Straight To Screen


Janus,

memory is a monument

for viewing

and fantasy

something for the squinting.

 

The split-life contained

in viewing/reviewing

and solving/resolving

is once again failing.

 

And now with life

more fully invested

in thinking towards

the ending

as the beginning fades

from view

and first stanzas

are stranded somewhere in dust

as these new words

hope for much better luck.

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35 thoughts on “Straight To Screen

  1. nice…great word play and a nice beat too…really like this stanza…

    The split-life contained

    in viewing/reviewing

    and solving/resolving

    is once again failing.

    hot stuff…happy new year!

  2. “and first stanzas
    are stranded somewhere in dust” … So many of our efforts are stranded in dust, waiting, hoping to be born, to be redeemed. But often, they are abandoned and forsaken. The thing is, sometimes a first stanza work just fine as a stand-alone poem.

  3. same line as shawna…the first stanzas stranded in dust…that’s great..hopefully many of those first stanzas will survive in 2012 and stay on the road…great work and happy 2012!

  4. It is with great pleasure that I nominate you for the Versatile Blogger Award! Your blog is an inspiration! We NEED you! We NEED Poetry!

    Please see my blog for guidelines on how to accept the nomination.

    Happy New Year and thank you for writing,

    Jen

  5. A poem of mythical proportions! Amazing use of Janus and dualities throughout. I also love how appropriate a meditation on the gatekeeper is as we leave one year and travel into the next. 🙂 Thank you for all of your amazing works!

  6. Been a while since I visited KP, but I’m so glad I did! I so enjoy reading the creative reflections on The New Year and this is no exception, if anything one of the best I’ve come across.

    ‘And now with life

    more fully invested

    in thinking towards

    the ending

    as the beginning fades

    from view’

    Amazing with just the strike of midnight the future suddenly seems more important than the past…

  7. I always enjoy your blog for so many reasons. In fact, I’m going to do something about it…I hereby nominate you for the Liebster Blog Award.

    Liebster is a German word that means dearest,and this award is given to bloggers with less than 200 followers who deserve more recognition.

    Here are the rules:

    Thank your Liebster Blog Award presenter on your blog.
    Link back to the blogger who awarded you.
    Give your top 5 picks for the award.
    Inform your top 5 by leaving a comment on their blog.
    Post the award on your blog.

    Thank you for sharing your creativity and joy for life with the rest of us!

  8. This piece sets the mood for one who is contemplating the old and looking ahead with hope for the new. It’s extremely well written. Just wonderful!

  9. beginning and ending process are blended and a blur at times.

    lovely wonders.
    hope that you have enjoyed our poetry picnic.
    see you next time.
    🙂

    happy new year.

  10. Luck – is very much like word “clock.” If we don’t believe that the time exist, or neeed like pressing shirts before seeing someone, or asking permission before we touch to wild-grown tulip, or examining our intentions, just before turning left or right, saying yes or no, switching the light to good-night to someone, walking away without saying a word, or waking up to a day does not in need of us at all, then perhaps we can turn back the clocks or reconsider daylight savings. Then, only then words are not words anymore, as in “good bye” or “hello.” Then we are lucky! Lucky to find a poem that makes sense, or a poet who is sensible.

  11. So happy to read this. You really have no idea.

    “The split-life contained

    in viewing/reviewing

    and solving/resolving

    is once again failing.”

    I just wrote something for a friend, and this makes it hit home.

    Thank you. You have a fan.

    • I’m glad that wrote something that could really hit home for some one. I hope that I write some stuff that feels real and that people can relate to it. And, thanks for being a ‘fan.’

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