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by Henry Burt Stevens

Saturday, June 28, 2008
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by henry b stevens

June 28 2008

marching to
the lockstep
of time

the rough
parts of
the body

start to
destroy the

as the mind
sits like a
child sitting

on the curbing
watching a parade
and cries


Author's notes on the poem "marching."

This poem is a typical gift poem for me.  I didn't sit dowm to write a poem.  This poem came, as so many of my poems, as I woke up from sleep with the poem in my head.  When this happens I get up and go to the kitchen counter where I have left a pen and blank paper the night before and just start writing.  I do not turn on a light but just write in the dark. 

When finished I go back to bed and back to sleep.

In the morning I enter my gift into my computer using Notepad and process it from there. 

Sure I do some neating up and may even rewrite parts here and there.  But a surprising number end up appearing on AD and other places pretty much as they were written down.

It happened that "marching" was a poem published on AD as written with one correction.  I crossed out an unnecessary word.  But sometimes my "gift" is just some notes to work with for a poem or essay. I am happy for whatever I recieve.

I wonder how my friends on AD write most of their material?




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Reviewed by Barbara Smith 6/28/2008
Henry, you've capture a fantastic and powerful write in such a few words. I found a voice of honesty and truth in this write and images of sadness bounced through my mind.
Reviewed by Felix Perry 6/28/2008
Strong write with a lot of soul pouring out.

Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU 6/28/2008

A poetic philosophic ontologic-teleologic "marching".

I salute You, Poet

Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU

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