About

To give you some information about myself, who addresses you, believe that I am descended from some wealthy prince of the old days. For you have never met a man with a desire to be a king or to be rich than I have, so that I may entertain liberally, do no work, have no worries, and plentifully reward my friends, as well as all worthy and learned men. But I comfort myself with one thought, that in the other world I shall be all this, and greater still than at present I dare even wish. So console yourself in your misfortunes too, with as good as thoughts or better, and drink lustly if you can get the liquor.

—Rabelais—

 

Dare to be wise! Begin!

—Horace—

 

Who were witty and wise,
Who beautiful and poetic,
Who brutish and undevelop’d,
Not a mark , not a record remains –
And yet all remains.

—Walt Whitman—

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36 responses to “About

  1. The idolatrous transformation – of the relative into the absolute, and the all-too-human into the divine – makes it possible for man to indulge his ugliest passion, in the firm belief that he is working for the highest good.
    (Aldous Huxley – The Devils of Loudon)

  2. Oh my! I took a quick look through your poetry this morning and am struck by the freshness of your language and the great delight you obviously take with words. I’ll be back for a deeper look shortly. Thanks for your original voice!! And thank you for your interest in my blog.
    r/Chris

  3. Ah, a true Absurdist! You make for good company. Love your work.

  4. Anyone who quotes Rabelais in “About” is worth following!

  5. This is a really good blog. I don’t usually like wealthy, scholar wise people, cause generally their arrogance gets in the way. Not accusing you of that. I appreciate the likes you’ve given to some of my posts. I’ve enjoyed reading some of your poetry. Keep the good work!

  6. Shery Alexander Heinis

    Hi – thanks for visiting my blog. I’ve explored your and find your poetry intriguing. I’ll be visiting to read some more.

  7. Thank you for dropping by my blog and helping me discover your wonderful and original poetry.

  8. Your absurdist poetry is really interesting and different!

  9. Thanks for popping in to my little section of the virtual library. Look forward to reading some more of your pieces

  10. Thanks for liking my poem, “Among The Lilies Browse!”

    In my more cynical days, I prefaced one of my books with quotes from Rabelais & Byron. Whitman & Horace too? Interesting, Keep us posted.

    “Mix a little foolishness with your serious plans. It is lovely to be silly at the right moment.” -Horace

    God bless (whether you believe in Him or not)!

  11. poptreasure

    Very nice!

  12. Your highness, I appreciate very much that you took such time out of your busy schedule to like my poetry on my blog: WordMusic. I am honored.

    Brent Kincaid

  13. I have to be careful about that ‘your highness’ stuff. I might get to liking it. ha ha

  14. I think you already know I like your work, but I thought it was time to read your About, and now I have, so back to the meat and potatoes I go. Lol.

  15. Hello there,
    thank you for the follow and the likes on my posts. I really appreciate it. And your work, they are so good. I like reading them and perhaps I can learn new things and new vocabulary, since English isn’t the language I speak in everyday. 🙂

  16. Thanks for finding me and I will certainly savor your posts.

  17. Thanks for liking my poem, “Flies vs. Bees”. Looking forward to reading more of your poetry.

  18. Thank-you for liking a recent post of mine. I love your style!!
    Sincerely, Mary

  19. Thanks for reading my poem! I like your site.

  20. Thanks for stopping by my blog – enjoyed looking through your poems. I’ll be back! Els

  21. I do thank you for finding my latest poem. After visiting you here, I’m a bit embarrassed by it. Mine is written simply, because it’s a rather simple (though in my mind, truthful) sentiment. Your poetry is quite deep, intelligent, thoughtful, and (is it okay if I say this?) on the ‘dark’ side. Yet, I believe we can value and appreciate both.

  22. Thanks for reminding me to drink lustily. That’s what the guy said at the AA meeting last night, too! And thank you very much for reading my post. I look forward to getting familiar with your work.

  23. Hi, I have nominated you for versatile bloggers award.. Can you view my post on delightedsouls and follow further rules.

    Congrats and keep the good work up !

  24. Hi I’ve started a new site dedicated to just my photography and art. https://myabstractillusions.wordpress.com/

  25. I find your writing well crafted and poignant, glad I found it.

  26. dara40

    Brilliant poetry

  27. writing, writing, words words words.

    Thanks for the Like! I’m a poet too, and will be poking around your blog from time to time. Thank you!!

  28. weirdaweso3e

    Just wanted to thank you for being my number one fan.

  29. You have a way with words. That’s a gift. All the best.

  30. great writing….truly inspiring
    thanks for the visit,
    keep on visiting…

  31. breakdownchick

    Hello,,I nominated you for The Premio Dardos Award,,if you are interested in participating, please visit: https://breakdownchick.wordpress.com/2015/07/22/the-premio-dardos-award/

    • Thank you for the nomination but I must respectfully decline. I see no point in these imaginary awards that seem to serve no purpose except that of keeping up appearances and indicating what a bright fellow the author is. And it just so happens that I am neither a bright fellow nor very good at keeping up appearances. Writing poetry is insane, meaningless and silly enough.

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