November 13, 2008 at 6:52 pm | Posted in blogging, links, poetry, writing | 16 Comments
Tags: contemporary poetry, Ebby, poetry, writing
What a beautiful phrase. Tempo. But what I wanted to say was that at some point everyone reaches a dilemma. I only have so much time. Should I read what is being written now or should I read the classics? For me this takes the form of whether I should go and read T. S. Eliot or go and read Ebby. Now, a lot of people will immediately assume that T. S. (to his mates) is a better poet than Ebby because he is so famous and Ebby is a blogger. A moments thought should reveal that to be entirely illogical. Fame is no guarantee to worth, especially these days.
So we are still left fifty fifty. And here is the clincher for me. Why I read contemporary poetry. It’s because Ebby lives in the same world as I and there are far too many implications to that thought to spell them all out in my boring, plodding prose. Except maybe this one, ginga, passion, life, poetry in motion,