Friday, October 19, 2007

dedicating poems to the children of people i have never met

I gave a reading last night with my good friend Sten Carlson (click and see page 9) in Oakland, Pittsburgh. I read the poem reproduced below, which owes a debt to the discussion on In the Middle here, about Lindow man. I do not know that I have ever dedicated a poem before.

5 comments:

Konrad said...

Been greatly enjoying your posts & your poetry. Have wanted to provide you some sort of useful feedback, but I really haven't got any intelligent contribution to make. Just wanted to let you know that you're being read.

Mary Kate Hurley said...

Beautiful post. And beautiful poem.

J J Cohen said...

Wow. My family just returned from the Outer Banks for a very brief vacation, and to come back to this alleviates my depression at having accumulated so much email -- and at seeing my time with my family alone come to a halt.

Beautiful, Dan, just beautiful.

Eileen Joy said...

Beautiful poem, Dan, and I am honored by the dedication.

dan remein said...

Thanks everyone. I am honored by the feedback. Anyone reading this should check out the discussion going on now at In the Middle about poetry and theory and points of departure and linkages and other good things: here .

Really, the poem, if it succeeds at anything, it owes a debt to the thinking of those folks.