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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, August 22, 2007


Regarding This Journal = Entry 18 [ last modified: 2008-08-02 ] For as long as I am able to maintain it, this Sprintedon Hollow webbed log will persist in AOL space. I cannot be sure what directions it will walk. I do know it will no longer walk some of those it has walked. Fewer directions should equal easier touring. More photos are likely. § Of the 9 books of my poems presently here: - Begun in 2006, This Day's Poem is the shortest. It did not exist as an entity before this "sw". Two of its poems are in this journal's initial entry. 40 poems are in this e-chap. 1 Begun in 1976, 1976 Today is 2 the longest, presently consisting of 353 sonnets. The original, which was first published in 1980 in the cassette medium, had 366 sonnets. Over the years, I chose to be a somewhat isolate poet, creating my own press: Thinking Lizard. In tandem with it (for about five years) I used a pen name: Alden St. Cloud. The press and the pen name, I believe, were conceived in 1979. 49 selections from this book are in this August 2007 archive. Rooted Sky, which contains one letter, is my first public book of poems. It was published in November of 1972. In 1981 I republished it as a Thinking Lizard cassette book authored by Alden St. Cloud. In this journal it is Rooted Sky 2007. 3 Postures, first published in 1980 as a Thinking Lizard cassette book authored by Alden St. Cloud, is in this journal entitled: Postures 2007. 4 After entering the Iowa Writers' Workshop in 1965, I attempted to write an epic entitled Onefor. Only Book I of it was completed. My mentor, the late George Starbuck, dissuaded me from continuing that project, and talked me into writing something more personal. Along with a Prologue stanza and an Epilogue stanza by Alden St. Cloud and "Incantation", my first tonal/phonetic poem, that variously-revised project is here as Justan Tamarind. 5 What resulted from my mentor's push was quite unlike the failed epic other than that it also is at base a narrative. I imagined "myself" taking a long walk through part of my hometown, beginning it with an injunction to "myself" to heed "the now, what is". Its opening words are: Ring the bridge rail! Though it may not be obvious, what I was telling "myself" was to rap that rail with my knuckles, making it ring, since that particular rail was hollow. Did doing so hurt one's knuckles? Yes. I entitled it Fond du Lac. 6 In its present form a quote from T. S. Eliot's East Coker and a Prologue precede it. Lines from it were published in Wisconsin Review and in my hometown's newspaper. It too became a TL ASC cassette in 1980. In 1974 and 1975 I put together a book of 33 prayer poems--which earlier today I found out is/ 7 fewer than are in tdp. However, Prayers in December is longer by 2 7 entries. Both are e-chaps, but I call pind a chapel book. This past June I was on some unknown mental acid. My crazy intent was to write 3 stylistically-divergent-for-me poems each day. I didn't quite, but managed to net an 85-poem book: June 2007. 8 The last is a work of sets of poems, a set being a group of 6 or more poems with something in common which allows them to be seen as a set. While I may add other sets to it, I consider it a completed work. The 5 sets now in it are not like each other, and when each was created I had no idea I would place it with other sets in a book, especially one entitled Sets. 9 Brian A. J. Salchert

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