“Sanity is a valuable possession; I hoard it the way people once hoarded money.” -The Handmaid’s Tale
i posted this Seguidilla, a Spanish seven line syllabic poem with the syllable counts. Someone suggested I post it without the syllable counts, so here it is:
Two oak trees bare their branches
Fractured by moon bright
ice on a lakefront ripples
Clouds capture the light
With glittering gem
Leafless solitary stems
I wander alone
Has anyone else tried this form?
“Fail, fail again, fail better.” Some days, I do feel like I’m failing. How about you?
“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.’ Maya Angelou.
What do you think of this?
“The third war was for the words: written, spoken, whispered.” Holly Karapetkova
I wonder how often we fight over words. Politicians and lawyers argue over the words used in laws that will determine inhibitions to our behaviour. And what of the privileged language? The one that is used, say English, over others, where not everyone speaks the privileged language. And what about dialects within that privileged language. The British caste system of upper middle class dialect versus cockney.
What do you think about the war of words?
“‘Best Bet’. In Mike Poblete’s intriguing new play, Surfacing, the four-person cast is strong. Surfacing is a play that succeeds on all levels. It’s comic, punchy, uncensored dialog is enough to make anyone relax. The language is definitely for adults, yet leaves space for one’s inner child…Seeing a bunch of talented, sensitive characters who all have social anxiety and deep-seated feelings of inadequacy is a helpful reminder that, yes, probably some part of us is achieving things in spite of ourselves. And Poblete’s remarkable writing comes vividly to life…”
—Ed Molin, theasy.comhttp://www.theasy.com/Reviews/2018/S/surfacing.php
“Surfacing was hands down brilliant. Poblete holds a deep tome peppered with great wit. He understands of concept of dark comedy.”
–Jade Fernandez, journal of independent stage and film reviews, Top of he Line Piece, https://outerstage.wordpress.com/2018/07/29/top-of-the-line-piece
Running through August 3 at the Flamboyant Theater, the Clemente, Suffolk Street.