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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.


Sunday, August 5, 2007

Autobio An Email to Anyone [ This was to be an email to a certain person, but since a technical impasse confronts me I'm making changes to it (while presenting the core of it) here. For some days I have been trying to understand a poetics which does not mesh with my personality but is nonetheless of interest to me. Therefore, the info re the poems of mine in this entry. I am curious as to how they, in regards to that poetics, position themselves. BAJS ] Anyone, Read this once or twice and pay special attention to the author's remarks on silence and freedom, power structure, and the vanguard. Also this sentence: "It is a refusal to admit that one participates in a language that requires active engagement." Examples from the works of 3 poets are provided as an aid to understanding, but I confess I am not yet capable of connecting the examples given to the poetics proposed because I am not yet capable of appreciating those examples. In other words, they are on a wavelength which is out of my present range. So it could be my poems may seem silly by comparison or, at worst, even just as they are. Actually, I think some of mine are examples of a third or fourth or fifth poetics, not that poetics one (or any other) has to be discrete. The first link is to a poem quite unlike what will follow it. My roots are in quietism. Silence has long been central to my aesthetic, an aesthetic I recently called "My Noumenon Aesthetic" in which I used a metaphor which feminizes the subconscious. See my new Rhodingeedaddee blog. This poem's "I" can be seen from angles unrelated to each other: 1) author of poem 2) some other human 3) some animal, such as a bird. The poem is tightly structured. It did not arrive whole, but from what did arrive I knew I had to work out whatever more of it was to be in the same manner. It did not have a title, and it took some time for me to settle on one. It is not an easily understood poem--I don't fully understand it--although there will be readers who think it is too simple and/or too haughty. See 2007/04/10/sw00306a for "To Those I Am One With" Three from Rooted Sky 2007 See 2007/01/23/sw00102rs for "Dark Gazelle" See 2007/01/23/sw00103rs for ". . . Breakdown . . ." See 2007/01/24/sw00114rs for "What Color . . . Death?" One from 1976: in 2006 See 2006/11/22/sw00035usabys for "February: Year-day 47" One from Postures 2007 See 2007/02/12/sw00203p for "Four for John Ashbery" One from Venturings See 2007/04/25/sw00348v for "U" One on concluding page of Justan Tamarind epic See 2007/05/10/sw00385jt for "Incantation" (below epic) Five from June 2007 See 2007/06/30/sw00526june for "Monday" See 2007/06/06/sw00455june for "Therefore," See 2007/06/07/sw00459june for "Down Up" See 2007/06/18/sw00494june for "Rant" See 2007/06/10/sw00467june for "Raison d"etre" The alphabet poems in June 2007 are 2-column 9-row lists. --------- The Poem Is You Brian A. J. Salchert

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