Sunday, November 15, 2009

By Way of introduction…..

Poems, some old, some newer, & some new. The blog title is taken from a manuscript I’ve worked on for close to 20 years—it may be a book in the not-too-distant future, but it is this blog, one poem at a time, posted each Sunday morning.

A note to my readers, courtesy of Robert Graves:

A Plea to Boys & Girls

You learned Lear’s Nonsense Rhymes by heart, not rote;
      You learned Pope’s Iliad by rote, not heart;
These terms should be distinguished if you quote
      My verses, children—keep them poles apart—
And call the man a liar who says I wrote
      All that I wrote in love, for love of art.

5 comments:

Alan Burnett said...

A Warm welcome to this new blog. I look forward to the posts with eager anticipation.

willow said...

This is a wonderful idea, John. I will look forward to each Sunday treat!

John Hayes said...

Hi Alan & Willow:

Thanks to you both for your kind comments & for following along! Very much appreciated.

Jacqueline T Lynch said...

Congratulations on your new endeavor. I'll look forward to reading your work.

John Hayes said...

Hi Jacqueline--& thanks! I'm pretty excited about this one.