Tuesday, April 12, 2011

A few notes... (4.12.2011)

I thought I'd give a few notes on some of the poems I've posted so far...

Purge Scenario #1 (4.10): This is the first poem in my series of "scenario" poems, referring to a thought technique that I had used before with unfavorable fantasies about people I either didn't care for or wanted to get over. I call my efforts "purge scenarios."

*"Written verse," of course, refers to my poetry drafts; "black pearl" and "Dell baby" both describe my computer.

December 7, 1998 (3.31): This poem describes a bullying incident in high school.

In Defense of the Superwoman (3.16): I had gotten tired of online trolls picking on Alicia Keys, one of my favorite artists. So I wrote this poem in her defense. I don't intend for anyone to agree with me, only to hear where I'm coming from.

Persephone and Hades (2.21): By now, just about everyone's heard the survival story of Jaycee Dugard. This is my tribute to her. In the poem she is the speaker, her words directed toward her captor, Phillip Garrido. I thought that the Greek myth about Persephone's abduction fit perfectly.

*Diem perdidi is Latin, meaning "it's my unlucky day"; literally translated, it means "I lost the day." In the poem, I was playing on the phrase's literally translated meaning.

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