Splash!

You hit it.

My new home page.

Hopefully you didn't bellyflop.



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I try to take great photographs.

I subscribe to the "Blind Squirrel" school of photography.

Every once in a while, I find a nut.

(Thank the gods for digital.)



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I am a serious poet.

What does that mean?

I am serious about poetry.

I am not always serious about poems.

I sometimes write poems that are not serious.

I am willing to wait years for a serious poem to finish itself.



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I strive to write great poetry.

Otherwise, why write poetry? 

Every once in a while, I like to think that I come close to achieving that goal.

If I'm trying hard enough to not try.



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And sometimes I post trash on this blog because sometimes my best material 
just isn't very good and sometimes producing trash is better than not 
producing anything.

Sometimes.



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Deal with it.

It's just a blog.  

Don't get your respective under-garments in a bunch.



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If you insist on seeing my "best," you could always look in that "Top Posts and 
Pages" list...down there at the bottom of the page.  

At least some folks around here thought that those were pretty good.

Some of them are better than others.

Funny thing is, I'm not particularly fond of many of them.

Many of my favorites didn't make it and now wallow in obscure corners of this blog.

Hmmm...but now methinks perhaps I need a "Bottom Posts and Pages" list as well.  
The Blogger's Bottom of the Barrel. 
Maybe I'll do that...so that you may see the depths to which I am capable of 
going...


14 thoughts on “Splash!

  1. Ok. Only now, three hours after putting up this page, do I see the humor of the whole “Splash” thing, what with the dead dragonfly and all.

    I did an end run around myself…totally didn’t see my self coming.

  2. So that’s the proper name for the way I take photographs! I always called it “pissing in the wind.” I’m a horrible photographer, but every now and then I shoot something worth sharing.
    I’m visiting for NaPoWriMo. Our blog is Poetry of the Netherworld.

  3. Plonk!!! …Yeah i landed here right on this spot…like a pebble in a lake of water creating circles on the surface… liked what i saw here… will come back again for more…. !! :) :)

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