We’re still at it. ©Marie Marshall
You reached a century of poems, bravo.
I like open chords. I usually play in open b with the high e tuned c# or variations of c. The emotional quality is beyond anything possible in the taut standard Eadgbe.
Well, it’s a century of poems in this series, Daniel. I’m not even sure I started at ‘1’, now I come to think of it. I’ve posted a whole lot of stuff on here, starting in May 2011, plus some stuff elsewhere, and my ‘voice’ has gone through a whole lot of timbres to get to how it sounds at the moment. But thank you; it feels like a milestone in any case.
Awesome, stupendous. When I read Robert Bly’s translations of Transtromer’s poems, I searched high and low for other poems with that sudden turn of situation which takes one into a Zen-like awakening. Poems that point to the gaps between certainty. I find it so often in your poems. Please keep at it!
Absolutely hit the nail there Fritz. I have learned much from Marie on letting the mind be unhasped.
Glad to see someone who enjoys Marie’s poems as much as me.
You carry on, chaps. Don’t mind me.
‘Morning Fritz. Thanks for the visit and the comment. I love words, they are rapid engines, I seldom know in advance what they are going to do for me but I always run to catch them up. Keep watching the wake.
Hi Marie. Your poems are rare. I am resolved to take some time and find and order some of your poetry books, which I assume exist?
On another note, I came home from work and found that you have “like-bombed” me! I feel very flattered and grateful. I enjoy your comments immensely, please excuse if my replies are not as eloquent – but you know, you do the whole wiring thing and I do the paint thingy. Anyway, many thanks Marie…now to answer those comments…
I meant to say, “you do the whole writing thing…” (iPad keyboard!)
I think you got it right the first time.
As for my books, well, you would find the poetry in them to be very different from what I’m writing at the moment, but I guess that’s to be expected. Naked in the Sea is out-of-print but still available as a Kindle download at Amazon. There’s apparently a second-hand paperback on sale for the ridiculous price of £29.99, but how that comes about I have no idea. I don’t even have any spare copies myself. If you buy the Kindle version at least I get some royalty.
As regards I am not a fish, well, that is still in print, but the arrangement with the publisher is such that I get no further royalty payments. They have a weird set-up, and I’m unlikely to deal with them again. But least the book got nominated for the T S Eliot Prize.
Let me have your address, and I’ll send you a free autographed copy instead of obliging you to dump money into the publisher’s pocket.
Thanks Marie, I have just purchased Naked in the Sea for Kindle. I will try to contact you via your web site this weekend and send you my details, but only AFTER I have been able to pay you for your book! We can figure out how after we get in touch 🙂
Regarding Naked in the Sea, I suppose you could see if Masque Publishing is still able to supply one. I think they have ceased publishing new books, but may be able to provide one from their back-catalogue.
Hi Marie. I wanted to find your contact details so I can send an email to you asking: (1) Can I quote some of your poetry on my blog with attribution/links to you? (I know it is a bit late – I already did that in my last post!); (2) I want your bank details! Creepy, I know, but I would like to buy that book and get a signed copy!
I do not want to share my address and email here, so would you mind going to my blog’s “Contact” link and sending me an email? Then I can be in touch and get that book of your poems!
On my way.
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