So . . .

I don’t write all that much
due to long intervals of
not giving a fuck
and liquorice black
depression that creeps up –
or maybe not up but in,
or maybe it just sinks
down around me like a
cloud without wind
But there’s profit
to be had from
sadness, a spendable
commodity in poetry
where joy doesn’t
pay as well
as trips
across hell
and see? It
carried me
through this poem
and that’s swell

Author: OdinsBard

Writer, author, Navy vet, musician, intermittent mystic, old soul and practicing poet

14 thoughts on “So . . .”

  1. Dragonfire, do you play guitar?

    Your poetry, the coda structure and rhythm of pause, along with your method of enjambement, reminds me a lot of guitar cords. I do not play it, therefore, I cannot translate the mellifluous nature into a playable form.

    Perhaps I’m wrong, and making myself a fool. Regardless, you remind me of Bukowski with a bigger inflection on musicality, which I love. You transmit that bottom of seismic release, which replicates… replicates… and culminates in fading peace.

    Quite a marvel.

    Like

    1. Wow – what an amazingly nice comment! I am honored 🙂 Yes, I play guitar, (or did). Mostly resophonic guitar now, along with sitar and surbahar. Incredible that you discerned that and related the two – which never occurred to me. Thank you again for your generous words!

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      1. I have a sense for these things. At times, I feel like I consume far too much poetry, and now have a qualia sensibility which even I can’t understand. I’m also surprised I got it right, haha.
        No need to thank me, you’ve been a great supporter of my work, my gratitute compels me to retribute. 🙂

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  2. Wonderfully expressive, and personal, writing. It’s one thing to bare the heart, but to bare the soul too…. I wear my heart on my sleeve, but my soul I save for Susanna; much of my writing is for her.
    My head says, I’m glad I found your site. My heart says I’m glad I found you.

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