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February 29, 2004 by Andy Corson
Is poetry simply not cut out for blogs? I posted some of my poetry twice, and thus far the only comment was from a friend of mine. I think all of the hits recorded for the page were from me checking to see if people resonded. Maybe it is just not good material for blogs, but I thought some of my ideas might spark discussion. What do people think, should poetry not be part of the blog? Although I think it is one of the best forms of expression, it is possible that people are reluctant to comment...
February 21, 2004 by Andy Corson
I just posted some poems on my blog, but I couldn't figure out how to post on the contact site and mine at the same time. If you want to read my latest posting, go to andycorson.joeuser.com.

February 21, 2004 by Andy Corson

Autumn leaves
paper thin hosts
texture of body
color of wine

movement of body
in dissent
falling with a curl
of whispered air

bounced by the air
and stabbed
by the cold
hands of sinful

Autumn leaves
color of wine
the peak of life

story of a lifetime
in chameleon veins,
capricious skin

comes around again
as mortal life

leaves are miraculous
only in color

My comments: I wrote this poem while driving down the Merritt Parkway on a Sat...
February 14, 2004 by Andy Corson

As an American, I am inclined
to prefer a diluted espresso
over a stiff, thick-black sludge;
though the crema on top
is basically the same

it disappears faster from my coffee.

As an american, it is my duty
to embalm my livestock
while still standing
and gas insects because
they land on my food

I can’t swat them all, you see.

As an ami, my flag is stitched
to my heart, but I would curse
the man who drapes it over
his shoulders or lets it touch
the ground tha...
February 14, 2004 by Andy Corson
I really did come here by my own free will. It will be exciting to have a reason to write instead of simply sending half-baked social criticisms to newspapers that don't publish them. Actually, I had one letter-to-the-editor published and got to be on a radio show because of it. However, the paper failed to publish any responses that were in my favor (I am REALLY sure that they published everything they got in response. Yeah, right.)

Let's hope this experiment brings some spirited discussion!...