Tho' Yo kant (cant) mean strand
ed. like faces 1,2,3,
along a shore of meaning any
thing you like it sea
(except sea) Tho' Yo
don't think we'll (narcissist) and
arty fish al a bye bye trilobite END OF SOLOPSi s
lose interest in (animal)
How I love you
you are like a cat chasing pigeons
we should make our testimonials
We must sit by the sea
(which is your toe)
and indulge in high tea
Mackerel and curds for you
and for me
Testicular to jugular
the punch of your teeth
Do you remember trees?
I'm so forgetful
You must have
I have a telly in my belly
and this is why I have Tourette's,
this or financial traces.....
A life by unreal beaches.....
I shall turn to my dictionary, as usual to try to find something inspiring to write about. Other than, that is, I say, to sound rather literary, the usual concerns of Internet poets. You know; images, sound, John Cage, Pop Music, video, experimental poetry, and social, predominately Western issues such as overtly scientific cultures, the increased use of technology and the effects of "globalisation", etc. etc. And, of course poetry and the Internet!
I could use Wikipedia (TM(?)) but I prefer to use a real dictionary. I like to touch the paper pages and the feel of it. I wonder what will happen after people get fed up of video, sites such as YouTube (TM(?)) and others may feel the pinch of a square inch. Ironically, or not "streams of consciousness" or "automatic writing" is just rambling. They didn't evoke the word "prolix" for nothing. I've only ever read the word prolix twice and the second instance is here.
Now that I am an artist and not a poet, even though I arrange letters like some kind of painterly pattern, I find the best poetry I write is immediately after dancing. This is because when I am dancing I am happy, so then I am able to write something happy rather than the usual boring groans and grimaces of poetry.
The problem with symbolism in writing is that we don't need symbolism represented by words any more. The symbolism that is conveyed by literature is now a pitch here or a pitch there. The automatic novel of the Internet (Television and mobile phones can be included in this equation), although best regarded as a theatre, by its artificial nature, has tried to reproclaim the experience of the subconscious, dreams and symbolic imagery, therefore rendering the "authorship" of writers unnecessary.
Why should an author tell the audience what it is like to experience something, that the reader can either create for himself (in a more apprehensible or "pure"(see Surrealism") way) or experience via the Internet, cinema, advertising, etc. in a similar, if vicarious, manner? Text is now better employed as a form of the visual arts, giving a cogent directness to concepts.
Of course we will write, as I am now, because of its directness, its clarity of expression. But writing changes as the times change. Although our times all too often change rapidly, in a rather circular or senseless manner, creating poetry that reflects this by creating a nonsensical, complex pattern of rambling half-suggested ideas, only reflects (and to some,exacerbates) this phenomenon. If poetry forgets that it must communicate its messages (poets' concerns are the concerns of all of us) then we may have no new poetry at all!
Fitting then, that I should end my poem here......