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I now have one regular patron who sends a monthly contribution to keep this poet alive. Yes, per usual, I'm a poor poet...and for some reason I'm a poor poet in its many meanings...but someone like my patron loves my work. If you become a sustaining patron I can guarantee you'll see writing from me on a regular basis. I do edit my work...like mad. But I don't always hit it out of the park. At least my patrons have a chance to select from all my work...and they become the editors rather than the small-minded who often edit magazines and journals. Poet James Wright,one of his last books, held by two editors for the longest time that his wife Anne took to another publisher who snapped it up and it became a huge success. Now I don't have people like Robert Bly, Don Hall, or their equals I can send my poems to for a review before I put them on the internet or send to any publisher. I believe in opening up my "horde" for the world to critique or love. And it's expensive to send out my work, getting only rejection, so it's money I don't have for food, or the electric bill. Please send what you can via my email: rikwrybac@yahoo.com via Paypal. I thank those who support me one way or another.

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Friday, June 8, 2012

Quintet for the Confused Mind

I am flying through
Antonin's mind
perhaps some European scene
or Iowa
when nearly 94 my mother
says this isn't very good then

your trees are blowing outside aren't they

they aren't my trees
you own them
they belong to you

those trees?

Yes

they don't look like anything I ever had

Perhaps Dvorak owned them
as his piano glided
like Dakota air
through the branches
of these spruce
and the Box Elder
beside the creek


Copyright (c) 2012 by Barry G. Wick
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