So you've managed to find musings and poetics. Well done. Don't get too excited though. You will not find the answers here. musings and poetics is more about questions.
In truth, musings and poetics is more about poetry and, to add some degree of specificity to this introductory monologue, it's about my poetry. My name is John and that's about all you need to know. You may know more about me (big whoop, right?) but none of that really matters because musings and poetics is about my poetry and not, might I add, me. You may like me, you may hate me or you may be casually indifferent towards me, but like I said, it just doesn't matter. Once the words leave my mind and enter these pages, they represent themselves.
musings and poetics will always be free. In truth, I doubt that I could ever charge people to read this stuff, but I also believe that art, in all of its forms, should be free. If this was the case around the world, we wouldn't be living in an age where painting is considered passť, ballet wouldn't be elitist, sculpture would still have some originality and music wouldn't be all about the money. If I can help, in some way, no matter how small, I will. Poetry is probably all that's left which is not completely corrupted by the mighty "$" or "£". You don't see too many poets sipping Bollinger in the back of a limo, right?
Poetry isn't dead, it's just that you don't really see it any more. Unless you search for it. And if you found this place, then you were probably looking for it. I'm hoping that musings and poetics will always be a place where poetry can just exist, free. And I mean "free" in every sense.
Every poem on here is unedited and it is unedited for a reason. Poetry is pure art, but to keep it pure it is written as it was written. There are spelling mistakes and everything. Poetry is of the moment so why should I try and alter the past to suit present standards? Everything on musings and poetics is original and pure.
Here, on musings and poetics, you'll also discover some writing that might loosely be described as philosophy, a recommended reading list, some pictures and a way to contact me if you really need to. So enjoy the poetry. Or not. I'm really not that fussed.