The Alba Journal of Short Poetry has published one of my poems — Loafing. It took me a long time to realize that a poem does not need to end — it only needs to persist in its argument.

2 responses to “Loafing

  1. A good poem. I like what you say about endings and persistence in poems. Whatever engages us becomes, in a sense, endless. Loafing as zazen, mindfulness and poetry. You turn off the saw of busyness and the myriad world comes to you. Dogen: “To carry yourself forward and experience myriad things is delusion. That myriad things come forth and experience themselves is awakening.”
    – DB

    • Craig Brandis (aka Burl Whitman)

      Thanks bro. If the job of the poet begins with being fetch-able, then maybe you don’t have to go anywhere.

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