Sunday, September 13, 2009

Scavengers


Father and son,
streetlight shining
on upturned lids
of garbage
cans

...

mine adds nothing.

(first publication)


Recently Linked: Another round of thanks to Jenny Enochsson, this time for linking here from her blog, Cinnamon. Thanks also to Caio Ferdandes for signing on as a follower of Recently Banned Literature. His blog, Mein Welt, can be found along with Jenny’s in the “Reading Room.”

Updates:
“Scavengers” added to Poems, Slightly Used.

In the Forum: Here Lies Lester Moore.

8 comments:

Caio Fernandes said...

hi William !
thank you for this particualr atention . i must to say i found you exactly because of Jenny's blog .
i am gald to have discovered you because your way to write is something that for years i've trying to do . even we having totaly diferent lifes and personal styles maybe i learn something .
well ... thanks for all ... it is nice to meet you ! have a nice week !!

William Michaelian said...

Thanks, Caio. I feel the same way. I think your paintings might help unlock some dusty passages in my brain.

Rachel said...

In solch wenigen Worten hast du wieder so sehr viel gesagt...
das gefällt mir sehr, dieses weiter denken müssen, weil der Inhalt noch lange nicht mit diesen kleinen Worten erschöpft ist...

Alles Liebe, Rachel



In such a few words, thou hast said again so very much...
that like me very, this wide must think, because the content long not these small words is exhausted...

All love, Rachel

William Michaelian said...

Dear Rachel, thank you as always for your kind assessment. Your feeling for words is an inspiration.

Jenny said...

Hi William,

Just like Caio, I want to thank you for mentioning me in your Recently Linked sections.

The imagery of this poem is stunning and vivid. I like it a lot; I am a bit fan of concise poetry.

William Michaelian said...

Thanks, Jenny, I appreciate that very much. Poetry or prose, I do try to spend as few words as possible. Or, to put it another way, I heed those with the sincerest, most urgent demands.

Meanwhile, I take great pleasure in artists and poets like you and Caio, who mix languages and go about things differently. You start the mind in new and different directions — something we all need, I think — and for that I’m always grateful.

aditya said...

Bravo !

Incredible imagery. I liked it !!

Glad to have stumbled onto your space sir ..

William Michaelian said...

Thank you, and I’m glad you stumbled in....