December 30th, 2008

sweet glorious books

poems from my past

Here's a poetry dump of works written between 1998 and 2001. The include a sestina, and a gawddamned Shakespearean sonnet I wrote to try to impress a girl (didn't work. Or at least, it didn't make her want to date me. She's still one of my closest friends, and no, it wasn't written for renface).

I realized I didn't have these up here, just a link to an old Geocities page that hasn't been touched in 7 years, so I figured I'd better get them up here, just in time for the eighth anniversary of my LJ.

Oh, and in case you're wondering, "Pallid Parakeet" was written as a loving lampoon "translation" of "Pacaypalla" by Pablo Neruda. Since there's no good place on the net to read it, I've reprinted the text and the actual translation next to the line in question in the body of the poem (though I couldn't find a full translation on the web, and some of what was out there seemed clunky, so I had to get creative on a few lines of the translation).

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