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Re: Moonlight

From:

Lawrence Upton <[log in to unmask]>

Reply-To:

Poetryetc: poetry and poetics

Date:

Thu, 14 Jul 2011 12:00:03 +0100

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You might want to watch that _Sent from my BlackBerry® wireless device_ in
this context

Smiley

L


On Thu, July 14, 2011 11:57, Angela Keaton wrote:
> Mm, we must have met some of the same poets!
> A.
> Sent from my BlackBerry® wireless device
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From:         Lawrence Upton <[log in to unmask]>
> Sender:       "Poetryetc: poetry and poetics" <[log in to unmask]>
> Date:         Thu, 14 Jul 2011 11:47:05
> To: <[log in to unmask]>
> Reply-To:     "Poetryetc: poetry and poetics" <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: Re: Moonlight
>
>
> It's all right. I knew what you meant, but I couldn't resist it; plus a
> certain realisation that I might deploy that against some poets I could
> name
>
> But I probably won't
>
>
> L
>
>
> On Thu, July 14, 2011 11:43, Angela Keaton wrote:
>
>> Sorry, typo! Meant 'prose' not that you were a poseur. I thought that
>> your explanation of the process of writing 'Moonlight' read like a prose
>>  poem. Regards A.
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> ------Original Message------
>> From: Lawrence Upton
>> Sender: Poetryetc: poetry and poetics
>> To: [log in to unmask]
>> ReplyTo: Poetryetc: poetry and poetics
>> Subject: Re: Moonlight
>> Sent: 14 Jul 2011 11:26
>>
>>
>>
>> Pose poems?
>>
>>
>>
>> L
>>
>>
>>
>> On Thu, July 14, 2011 10:54, Angela Keaton wrote:
>>
>>
>>> And sometimes, it seems, you write pose poems about your 'snapshot'
>>> poems. Thanks. Angela. Sent from my BlackBerry® wireless device
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From:         Lawrence Upton <[log in to unmask]>
>>> Sender:       "Poetryetc: poetry and poetics"
>>> <[log in to unmask]>
>>> Date:         Thu, 14 Jul 2011 10:40:56
>>> To: <[log in to unmask]>
>>> Reply-To:     "Poetryetc: poetry and poetics"
>>> <[log in to unmask]>
>>> Subject: Re: Moonlight
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Thank you very much, Jill. I aim to please (myself)!
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> And thanks again to everyone who wrote yesterday - Sheila, Millicent
>>> and Doug, I believe. Apologies if I have missed anyone - hunny pots
>>> and little brain etc.
>>>
>>> All I said back was "thanks" but that's all that came to me. Then.
>>> Seemingly, I'm not much better now. Let's try.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> I haven't seen the moon properly for ages. In the winter I was in a
>>> small cottage for some weeks which has an electrically-operated
>>> skylight -
>>> against stuff like moonlight as well as manmade light; and I opened it
>>>  one night --
>>>
>>> what do you do in the middle of the night when you wake up? you press
>>> a switch.... I control therefore I exist --
>>>
>>> and there was a moon, the whole circle of it, unlike the partial
>>> version I saw a few nights ago
>>>
>>> but since I have been in city pent for too many months and I don't
>>> see it
>>>
>>>
>>> Look up, is that the moon I see?
>>> Can't be, looks like the sun to me
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> and then, a few nights ago, as I say, I heard a sound convincingly
>>> like a burglar (we're allowed to kill them now -- it's intended to
>>> keep Merde Duck off the phone hacking); and there was a fox shining in
>>> a bright partial moon and surrounded by green but darkened growth
>>>
>>> the fox rushed out of the poem to be, leaving me staring, stunned as
>>> a frightened rabbit, and the next day I turned the unfoxed sight into
>>> the verse you've seen
>>>
>>> I do appreciate the response. I used, like some here still, snapshot
>>> fairly regularly. Then I published a selective book of them and
>>> concluded that was enough and I would do other things.
>>>
>>> But now and then I write something that is snapshotish (a kind of
>>> dance)and show it here.
>>>
>>> The response is encouraging; or was this time. Ta all. What would I
>>> do without you?
>>>
>>> L
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> On Thu, July 14, 2011 02:08, Jill Jones wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>> The use of consonants, esp b (and f) is fascinating. The b a bit of
>>>> a low rumble.
>>>>
>>>> J
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> __________________________
>>>> Jill Jones
>>>> [log in to unmask]
>>>>
>>>> website: www.jilljones.com.au
>>>> blog: rubystreet.blogspot.com
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On 13/07/2011, at 8:29 PM, Lawrence Upton wrote:
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>> unable to speak you’re doing this rich voice light like brambles
>>>>>
>>>>> branching
>>>>>
>>>>> silvers each surrounding branch
>>>>>
>>>>> breaks up to deep shadow
>>>>>
>>>>> breathless atmosphere shall take some telling
>>>>>
>>>>> foolish looking *and revealing
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> flame behind skin
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> Lawrence Upton
>>>>> July 2011
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> -----
>>>>> solo poems
>>>>> http://www.landscapeandlanguagecentre.au.com/current_journal.html
>>>>>
>>>>> http://www.landscapeandlanguagecentre.au.com/Peripatetica/Peripat
>>>>> eti ca_U pton_Try%20Valley.pdf
>>>>> http://www.landscapeandlanguagecentre.au.com/Peripatetica/Peripat
>>>>> et ic a_ Upton_Walking.pdf ----- collaborative visual work:-
>>>>> http://www.poetrybeyondtext.org/upton-begbie.html
>>>>> http://www.poetrybeyondtext.org/begbie-upton.html
>>>>> ----
>>>>> Lawrence Upton
>>>>> AHRC Creative Research Fellow
>>>>> Dept of Music
>>>>> Goldsmiths, University of London
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> -----
>>> solo poems
>>> http://www.landscapeandlanguagecentre.au.com/current_journal.html
>>> http://www.landscapeandlanguagecentre.au.com/Peripatetica/Peripatetica
>>> _U
>>> pt on_Try%20Valley.pdf
>>> http://www.landscapeandlanguagecentre.au.com/Peripatetica/Peripatetic
>>> a_ Up
>>> ton_Walking.pdf ----- collaborative visual work:-
>>> http://www.poetrybeyondtext.org/upton-begbie.html
>>> http://www.poetrybeyondtext.org/begbie-upton.html
>>> ----
>>> Lawrence Upton
>>> AHRC Creative Research Fellow
>>> Dept of Music
>>> Goldsmiths, University of London
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>> -----
>> solo poems
>> http://www.landscapeandlanguagecentre.au.com/current_journal.html
>> http://www.landscapeandlanguagecentre.au.com/Peripatetica/Peripatetica_U
>> pt on_Try%20Valley.pdf
>> http://www.landscapeandlanguagecentre.au.com/Peripatetica/Peripatetica_
>> Up
>> ton_Walking.pdf ----- collaborative visual work:-
>> http://www.poetrybeyondtext.org/upton-begbie.html
>> http://www.poetrybeyondtext.org/begbie-upton.html
>> ----
>> Lawrence Upton
>> AHRC Creative Research Fellow
>> Dept of Music
>> Goldsmiths, University of London
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> Sent from my BlackBerry® wireless device
>>
>
>
> -----
> solo poems
> http://www.landscapeandlanguagecentre.au.com/current_journal.html
> http://www.landscapeandlanguagecentre.au.com/Peripatetica/Peripatetica_Upt
> on_Try%20Valley.pdf
> http://www.landscapeandlanguagecentre.au.com/Peripatetica/Peripatetica_Up
> ton_Walking.pdf -----
> collaborative visual work:-
> http://www.poetrybeyondtext.org/upton-begbie.html
> http://www.poetrybeyondtext.org/begbie-upton.html
> ----
> Lawrence Upton
> AHRC Creative Research Fellow
> Dept of Music
> Goldsmiths, University of London
>
>


-----
solo poems
http://www.landscapeandlanguagecentre.au.com/current_journal.html
http://www.landscapeandlanguagecentre.au.com/Peripatetica/Peripatetica_Upton_Try%20Valley.pdf
http://www.landscapeandlanguagecentre.au.com/Peripatetica/Peripatetica_Upton_Walking.pdf
-----
collaborative visual work:-
http://www.poetrybeyondtext.org/upton-begbie.html
http://www.poetrybeyondtext.org/begbie-upton.html
----
Lawrence Upton
AHRC Creative Research Fellow
Dept of Music
Goldsmiths, University of London

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