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[6-16-2009 Update Insert: Most of what is in this space is now moot. I found out what I was doing wrong and have reinstated Archives and Labels searches. They do work. However, in certain cases you may prefer Labels to Archives. Example: 1976 Today begins in November of 2006 and concludes in December of 2006, but there are other related posts in other months. Note: Labels only shows 20 posts at a time. There are 21 hubs, making 21 (which is for 1976 Today) an older hub.] ********************************* to my online poems and song lyrics using Archives. Use hubs for finding archival locations but do not link through them. Originally an AOL Journal, where the archive system was nothing like the system here, this blog was migrated from there to here in October of 2008. Today (Memorial/Veteran's Day, May 25, 2009) I discovered a glitch when trying to use a Blogger archive. Now, it may be template-related, but I am unable to return to S M or to the dashboard once I am in the Archives. Therefore, I've decided on this approach: a month-by-month post guide. The sw you see in the codes here stood for Salchert's Weblog when I began it in November of 2006. It later became Sprintedon Hollow. AOL provided what were called entry numbers, but they weren't consistent, and they didn't begin at the first cardinal number. That is why the numbers after "sw" came to be part of a post's code. ************** Here then is the month-by-month post guide: *2006* November: 00001 through 00046 - December: 00047 through 00056 -- *2007* January: 00057 through 00137 - February: 00138 through 00241 - March: 00242 through 00295 - April: 00296 through 00356 - May: 00357 through 00437 - June: 00438 through 00527 - July: 00528 though 00550 - August: 00551 through 00610 - September: 00611 through 00625 - October: 00626 through 00657 - November: 00658 through 00729 - December: 00730 through 00762 -- *2008* January: 00763 through 00791 - February: 00792 through 00826 - March: 00827 through 00849 - April: 00850 through 00872 - May: 00873 through 00907 - June: 00908 through 00931 - July: 00932 through 00955 - August: 00956 through 00993 - September 00994 through 01005 - October: 01006 through 01007 - November: 01008 through 01011 - December: 01012 through 01014 -- *2009* January: 01015 through 01021 - February: 01022 through 01028 - March: 01029 through 01033 - April: 01034 through 01036 - May: 01037 through 01044 - ******************************************************* 1976 Today: 2006/11 and 2006/12 -- Rooted Sky 2007: 2007/01/00063rsc -- Postures 2007: 2007/01/sw00137pc -- Sets: 2007/02/sw00215sgc -- Venturings: 2007/03/00216vc -- The Undulant Trees: 2007/03/00266utc -- This Day's Poem: 2007/03/00267tdpc -- Autobio: 2007/04/sw00316ac -- Fond du Lac: 2007/04/00339fdl -- Justan Tamarind: 2007/05/sw00366jtc -- Prayers in December: 2007/05/sw00393pindc -- June 2007: 2007/06/sw00440junec -- Seminary: 2007/07/sw00533semc -- Scatterings: 2008/08/00958sc ** Song Lyrics: 2008/02/sw00797slc ********** 2009-06-02: Have set S M to show 200 posts per page. Unfortunately, you will need to scroll to nearly the bottom of a page to get to the next older/newer page.


Wednesday, November 8, 2006


This Day's Poem (and how this series began) 4 So He Said 'Cause this well's dry, Death is nigh. God knows why. Good-bye, good-bye. tdp110806 = The following describes how my This Day's Poem series began. * One day--after having read Tom Montag's The Big Book of Ben Zen, I wrote: if you want to move the mountain walk around to its other side = Within a day or two, I wrote two variations. * if you want to move the mountain walk around to its other side ~ if you want to move the mountain walk around to its other side * * Then I wrote Comments of mine on my 08.20.06 entry - About "3 Tonalities": The first one seems to me the most meditative, even so far as to allow "move" to have a deeper connotation than one might usually consider. I get the feeling from it that even the mountain recognizes the presence of a someone walking around it, and is pleasantly/ moved by that. * The third seems to me the most extroverted. My sense of it is that an authoritative speaker is the source of the words, but also that this speaker has an air of superiority, an air which caused me to sense that between the lines exists an elision, an elision composed of two punctuation marks and one word: , dummy, It is as if the speaker is saying to the listener: You aren't very smart, are you. * Now, before I go on, I want to be sure you know that the implicit purpose--though I did not conceive of it beforehand/ because beforehand I thought that what is now variation 1 would be the only one--of my presenting the same words in the same order differently/ is to demonstrate how/ line breaks/ impact meaning. * A poet I know told me variation 2 speaks to him the most powerfully. I can/not argue with that, for it is indeed in the middle, being both somewhat inward-tending and outward- tending. It exists in a space where most humans most often are: a congenial space. August 25, 2006 Brian Arthur Salchert - [ May 1, 2007: Yesterday I decided to include my tonalities as separate poems in the TDP online chapbook. Today I gave them these tdp id's: tdp043007a tdp043007b tdp043007c ] - Brian A. J. Salchert

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