Thank you, Dato, for introducing me to a word I was unfamiliar with: moraine. I’m going to find an excuse to stick that in a poem sometime.
Leo, I’m happy to help spread word power. Thanks for reading my stuff. I also picture myself shouting down an abandoned well when I write. However I am too stubborn to stop shouting. My back hurts from leaning over this low stone wall!
Now you’ve got me worried you might fall in!
JVC@ABQ: Oh, a feisty post. I love it. “messy wiring stuffed behind the couch of our minds” & “our little ape brains”
Kent Peterson: Such a fun and thought-provoking read. Despite the subject, I found myself smiling at your writing.
John Baird: This had me enthralled all the way through, and the last sentence was so satisfying.
Unknown: Couldn’t identify a byline, but thank you so much for sharing “Everybody in America Hate the South” by Jacqueline Allen Trimble! I’ve added the book to my Amazon shopping cart.
Dato: I, for one, am very curious about your book(s) of letters–both the content and the physical book(s). Maybe share a picture?
Hey Greg, the “unknown” typer goes by DBD or Donkeybydaylight, formerly Horses@mignight. I visit your Poor Typist blog occasionally, condolences on Madeline the dog, and your loving poem. I also ordered a copy of Jacqueline Allen Trimble’s “Happiness.” Enjoy the new year.
Leo, a photo of my blog “book” can be found here: https://datoshaberdashery.com/notions/2021/8/31/five-hundred-pages-of-marginalia
I expect the “letters” book to be larger.
Dato, thanks for that, but I think it was Gregory Short who asked for a picture. Still, I’m glad to have seen it. Who knows about these things? Pessoa’s Book of Disquietude writings were found in a trunk after his death, and look at them now!
Leo, you are correct. I should read things more carefully. I guess I should buy a trunk.