Last week was one of positives and negatives in the creation of the 242 Folding Mirror Poems and Reflections book, with a new poem created, but another duplicate found. That left one more poem to create to reach 121 Folding Mirror poems. The good news is that it was written today. This is the poem written last week.
It was written after an article reported that the striatum part of the brain is connected with desires for love and drugs, as proposed by an old Roxy Music song.
Blue Skies, Delta Blues
SWEET MORNING GLORY
SUN IS SHINING
BIRDS IN THE AIR
SKY IS INVITING
WHAT GOES UP…
Try not to stray from the Striatum
must come down…
in a hole
thunder is over there
clouds of despair
dealt the blues
Marc Latham has an interview on Front Row Lit, where he talks about his poetry and writing influences and inspirations, and plans for a new Folding Mirrors poetry book. And he followed it up on the Greenygrey website with the following update:
‘… shaping up with my next project: 242 Folding Mirror Poems and Reflections.
I thought I had 122 (one spare) unpublished Folding Mirror poems until recently, but then noticed I’d included one of somebody else’s poems, and one of mine twice! So, I’ve got one more to create, but have a couple of ideas, so it shouldn’t be a problem.
After copying all the poems into a word document I mirrored them with reflections, which are a mixture of old and new thoughts and poems. I am now sorting them into chapter categories such as psychological, social, cultural, travel, nature, folklore and fiction, literary and space. It’s quite boring and tedious work, but necessary. It also makes me absorb the poems, which should be helpful in understanding what topics I’ve focused on, as I haven’t really read them since their creation. Hopefully it won’t take too long to complete the book.’