The Beasts That We Keep

That's fine, fine writing.

Posted by Rob De Witt at August 23, 2012 9:59 AM



Posted by jwm at August 23, 2012 5:10 PM

I feel like a dope commenting "that's a good one!" every time you post one of these, but that's a good one!

You do well in that meter. Most of your best are in that--like the one about grain, with the Sumerian marked tablets imagery (I really liked that one).

I love the picture of the leopard: I've come face-to-face with that look and I only prevailed by letting the beast I keep off the leash I keep.

Really good; I'm gonna read it again.

Posted by Gray at August 23, 2012 10:48 PM

Come at me, bro.


Posted by Gray at August 23, 2012 10:50 PM

GVDL, your mentoring and meditations in words and rhythms are disturbing, soothing, enlightening, addicting. Encore!
When will Volume 1 of your collected works be made available?

Posted by Howard Nelson at November 9, 2014 12:23 PM

I wonder, are the beasts that you tame lurking in the lines of your fine poet's soul?

Posted by Jewel at November 10, 2014 7:20 AM

Gerard -- Some kinds of poetry are, to me, like abstract art. I need an interpretation, notes.

Mary had a little Lamb,
His fleece was white as snow.
Everywhere that Mary went,
the Lamb was sure to go.

I know poetry like I know stick figures. I read your poetry anyway.

Posted by Abigail Adams at November 10, 2014 1:55 PM

And our companion cats and faithful dogs,
do we really know their nature?
Who knows for certain until one dies,
what we owe them, these angels in disguise?

Posted by Howard Nelson at January 11, 2016 4:33 PM