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I'm beginning a new series of Quotes that can be easily copied and shared. Or collected if you wish. I hope you enjoy them. I don't know how many I'll make. We shall see. Depending on your feedback I guess!



The poem below speaks about writing from the heart and staying away from what's popular.





Write or Right





Write more from your life


He said


(Me to Me)


That’s what they want to hear


The ‘real’ truth


Beyond the poetry


Even if the words slice deeper


Than last minute surgery


Though haste often results


In a botch.




The guts of it


Is the genesis for yearning


Personal sacrifice irrelevant


Only intestines torn


And delivered


Is a worthwhile investment


Unless the folly of fashion


Frolics in the coloured pond


The dye of the ‘day’.



You’ll slip to the sidelines


With nothing substantial to cling to


As no one can shoulder sense


Against the Crowd of Now.




Anthony J. Langford  Ⓒ 2018




 Spleen et ideal by Carlos Schwabe 1907

(The idea for me, is about venting one's spleen, ala passion)





I find a lot of poetry published today has the same type of technical approach. A certain way of phrasing. It's not for me. I generally like to make my poetry about emotion. And most of the time, I hope that it's accessible. Some like to re-edit until it's 'impressive.' Dress to impress. Some write to suit a particular publication, so it will be accepted. Fuck that. For me it's about rhythm and flow, emotion and irony. That's it. I hardly edit. Best to keep it reasonably simple.





Anyway, hope you're well. Say hi if you wish.




Coming next,


A new entry in the Famous After Death series, an artist you may not have heard of. He's certainly unique. Or was. 








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