Sunday, January 24, 2010


My secret life? is an ocean.
Shipwrecks, storms. Unexplained lights.
Hideous depths. Lost treasure. People waving
from wild, imagined shores. This friendly
albatross gazing at my neck.

(first publication)

“Rime” added to Poems, Slightly Used.

In the Forum: door to door with Robert Stone.


Conrad DiDiodato said...

A nice tribute to Coleridge, William.

And an interesting look into a poet's day.

William Michaelian said...

Day, life — even his mirror.

Love the Ancient Mariner, especially as illustrated by Doré.

Conrad DiDiodato said...

The Gustave Doré illustrations to "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" are awesome!

Thanks for the reference, William!

William Michaelian said...

And then there’s his work for Don Quixote and The Raven, just to name a couple of others. Really inspiring....

Momo Luna said...

I love hideous depths.

As well as the art of Gustave Doré.

William Michaelian said...

Yes, they do walk hand in hand, don’t they?