Ring the Bells . . .

. . . that still can ring / Forget your ancient offering / There is a crack in everything / That's how the light gets in . . . RIP Leonard Cohen

Author: jd

Joseph Duemer is Professor of Literature Emeritus at Clarkson University in northern New York state. His most recent book of poems is Magical Thinking from Ohio State University Press. Since the mid-1990s he has spent a good deal of time in Vietnam, mostly Hanoi. He lives with his wife Carole & five terriers (four Jack Russells & one Patterdale) on the stony bank of the Raquette River in South Colton.

2 thoughts on “Ring the Bells . . .”

  1. I like the way LC wrote. He for me was in the same league as George Oppen who remains a center source for me. I wrote the following about writing the other day and I think a lot of it derives from GO.Mycue,

    Edward writing method description–fragmenti
    (after the fact, after the first acts, pressing onward)

    I am never finished and my words and phrases and themes are always incomplete. I am a tinkerer and inventor and innovator just like my grandad William Oliver Mycue BUT IN words. And TO MIX IT UP I consider my whole work as it rolls-out a tapestry where I weave and reweave — and unlike and also like a Penelope REWEAVING and improving and changing and adding-to.
    I have started from where I began and moved into my history as I began to understand it as I moved forward into new experiences that I might not understand when they happen. So my tapestry with its growing vocabularies of words and phrases and themes get fattened, thinned, combed and reconfigured and even recast. Just sayin’, as is said, and just nattering on.

    © Copyright Tuesday 11 Nov 2016 Edward Mycue

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