Monthly Archives: January 2014

on Song of Songs

In preparation for writing my novel, Song of Songs, I have written about 700 pages of blank verse. I’m in the process of transcribing these pages from my handwritten journals to the computer. The transcribed pages that I find particularly interesting are … Continue reading

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Song of Songs – excerpt 199 – work in progress

199 Light surrounds the entrance A glowing torch dipped in fog A raucous roar erupting faintly Quieted in distance, striking In brief moments, lulled By long stretches of silence The crunch of tires rolling Over small patches of gravel Coming … Continue reading

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Song of Songs – extract 190 – work in progress

190 Mesmerized by his steel blue eyes Or whatever color his eyes might have been Hypnotized by the sound of his voice Never capable of more than a growl Musically, tattoo’d and pierced In a way familiar to Delphi No … Continue reading

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Song of songs – excerpt 167-171- work in progress

167 The group, if we can label The assemblage as such Could be divided in two parts The showmen, who desired To make a living from their songs Sung to entertain While the other side, the artists Sang simply to … Continue reading

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Song of Songs – excerpt 156 – work in progress

156 Begins, the twisty turny conflagration Of the human hell-bent psyche In opposition to the flow of time I’d save every day like a treasure Breaking against the rocky shore Trying to use the frail, tender flesh To create a … Continue reading

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literary fiction

Literary fiction, to me, is fiction that advances the art of story-telling. It should include interesting poetics, interesting structure and interesting narration. Literary fiction can be of any genre, any style, any kind,  but it must include innovative story-telling techniques. … Continue reading

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short list favorites

comecomeviolence asked: Hello, friend. Who are some of your favorite writers, novelists, or thinkers? My short list of favorite authors: William Shakespeare John Keats Lord Byron Herman Melville Robert Browning Fyodor Dostoevsky D. H. Lawrence Virginia Woolf Henry Miller William S. … Continue reading

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