Monday, December 15, 2008

3 down, 6 to go

after about 40 minutes standing in line at the post office and another several dollars in postage (which is peanuts compared to to $50-$60 application fees and the ungodly sum I paid to take the GRE), i now have three of my nine MFA applications officially sent off and out of my hands. if there are any poetry-friendly gods hovering around wisconsin, minnesota, and michigan - put in a good words for me, okay?

what else? i typed up the first draft of the collaborative poem sam and i are working on. it's interesting... here's the beginning:

When I was young I used to sit and write my name over and over.
More often I would trace the names of enemies and their histories.
Their names always seemed much more interesting, more beautiful, than mine
and with twenty-six letters I came to forgive them, their fallacies
that my letters were dull, lacking in exotica, that this reflects
how simple the act of writing is, yet the repercussions linger.

2 comments:

Dana said...

I love these lines:

"More often I would trace the names of enemies and their histories.
Their names always seemed much more interesting, more beautiful, than mine"

Very nice. Congrats on getting those apps in!

Nathan said...

Yeah, I really like the start of this. Good luck with your apps.