Tuesday, December 27, 2005

bloggers and poets

Bloggers and poets share much in common.

Both are concerned about self-expression, truth, transparency, authentic "voice" embodied in textual formations.

[IMG: "between sun and star" by steven streight 12,27,2005]

Here's a fragment from:

"The Poet and His Book" by

Edna St. Vincent Millay.

[QUOTE]

Me, by no means dead
In that hour, but surely
When this book, unread,
Rots to earth obscurely,
And no more to any breast,
Close against the clamorous swelling
Of the thing there is no telling,
Are these pages pressed!

When this book is mould
[read "blog is abandoned,
orphaned by my death"]
And a book of many
Waiting to be sold
For a casual penny,
In a little open case,
In a street unclean and cluttered,
Where a heavy mud is splattered
From the passing drays,

Stranger pause and look;
From the dust of ages
Lift this little book,
Turn the tattered pages,
Read me, do not let me die!
Search the fading letters, finding
Steadfast in the broken binding

All that once was I!

[END QUOTE--but the poem continues]


That's what your blog is: what is currently you. That's what makes it so powerful. It's a textual transformation of your thoughts, your ideas, your opinions.

Blogs, as I often say, represent the Rise of the Individual Voice against MSM/Government/Religious Information Hegemony.

And as a mirror of your mind, your blog is a testament to your sanity, comedy, and love for humanity, that microcosm of which is your blog audience.

2 comments:

carrie said...

yes. i like this.

MARYBETH said...

Dear Steven,

As Usual > well said =)

May you experince the transformative enthusiam that scrooge did so many years ago...

"I don't know what to do!" cried Scrooge, laughing and crying in the same breath; and making a perfect Laoco├Ân of himself with his stockings. "I am as light as a feather, I am as happy as an angel, I am as merry as a school-boy. I am as giddy as a drunken man. A merry Christmas to every-body! A happy New Year to all the world! Hallo here! Whoop! Hallo!"

Here to another amazing Blogging year*

N A M A S T E,
MB