Beginnings

28 May 2005 at 13:11 Leave a comment

I was trying to remember when/why I first started writing poetry.

So I looked through some early ones (ahem, no, you can’t see them. I was 16.) and realized they were all about expressing frustration. Mostly frustration with the gamey people around me. I have had to learn that most people lie regularly (usually first to themselves). At the time I had yet to understand that. Not that understanding helps much…

And then I came across this quote from Hemingway:

Writers are forged in injustice as a sword is forged.

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Entry filed under: misanthropy, writing.

Charteris’ The Saint Dorothy L.

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What I’ve been reading:

  • James Boswell, The Life of Samuel Johnson, L.L.D. (London, 14 King William Street, Strand: William P. Nimmo, 1876). 4 years ago
  • Marsilio Ficino, Letters of Marsilio Ficino, v. 3, trans. Language Dept. School of Economic Science, London (New York: Gingko Press, 1985). 4 years ago
  • Italo Calvino, Six Memos for the Next Millennium (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1988). 4 years ago
  • Stephanie Kallos, Broken for You (New York: Grove Press, 2004). 5 years ago
  • Marsilio Ficino, Letters of Marsilio Ficino, v. 2, trans. Language Dept. School of Economic Science, London (New York: Gingko Press, 1985) 5 years ago

T. Anderson Painter

I am a misanthrope. No one ever believes me, but this seems to prove my point.

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