The Jiggens

Collateral

Bestrode

The line.

But thinking

Of artisanal

Junk drawers,

We must confabulate

The errors

Into narrative.

Seeing

The catmas

Recombine,

We will it

To try out

Polymorphism.

With no

Aerobes present

The stack

Reshuffles.

Yet the Spirit

Everready

Takes place

Inside

Loss of threads.

Do not

Discard

The bones..

Dream transgalactic;

Worry not,

But construct

Total syntheses.

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Plans for many creativity failed. Have had meditation prayer writing & hitting targets disrupted. So here’s a quick post. The one on the importance of dictionary/thesaurus (& endlessly distracting Wikipedia) for the poet or any author will have to wait. Did get my submission for the Jane Lumley prize in though. Hope this finds you well & entertained!

Zadie Smith: dance lessons for writers

I hadn’t thought I would necessarily finish this, since I think little of dance and hardly ever do it. But it was fascinating, and I stuck through it since the format-mangled Ziggomatic Keys had, because of whatever odd space I was in, a challenge at the end to take a modern dance class… Said I would, too, but it has not occurred. (soon to be fixed and rereleased as “Synaptic Syntactic: of unbounded phases and entangled echoes”) .. On reflection I feel the most similarity in my writing to her description of Nabokov and David Bowie..?

Via ycombinator’s ‘hacker news’ app

Zadie Smith: dance lessons for writers http://hn.premii.com/#/article/12833189

On Work & On Practice & On Flow (+ status update)

Sleep deprived

Coffee to go

Getting beyond self

To make it to appointments

“I would say I was ready before, but there were, uh, unexpected things” “But my attitude has definitely shifted a lot since then…”

To the bus, to the bus. Who needs to drive? Criminal record be damned, I can get a job tomorrow…

A place in the city. Freedom demands it, when you’ve lost or never had car or license. The only way to fly!

Assaultive night spirit driven away with a popcorn like sound. The bedroom safe again, meditation with preset intention continues to solve problems on 1st try

Eleven shades of shadow, focus and define and gravitate to your aims. Inch by step by milligram.

A spin and a swirl, stabbing deeper into anti-tragedian thought

Music changes roles, rights reverse and refactor, shades of grey fade into fires of practice fitting

Yet to move to one side also means letting go another

Practice practice practice, and prioritize.. See that you hold loosely to the thread, neither white-knuckling nor letting fall

Call on your spirits & angels & deities & demonoids & philosophical scaffolds whenever you wish; memorize the few prayers, or write more, when it suits your fancy

Let be, let be, let be, let do … Bonkajeedevi, a key to rememberance of crucial things not to forget

Align but do not toil. X marks your targets; yet recall & recall & recall, for you, the focus is your needs, not the wailing Worlds’

So be real and enraptured; let not fantasy become Elephant Overrun # ;

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Got submission done for POETRY Magazine last night. The contest I was submitting the same things to is temporarily closed because they reached their limit on freebies from Submittable for the month, so that’ll have to wait until 11/1. But they allow 8 pieces not 4, so perhaps I’ll make more ready by then.. Also a haiku contest coming due. Submit only 1! The challenge! I do not often write haiku, but I wrote 16 before bed last night. I started many of them, but only double started one. Almost finished with final revision of my 2nd book, but being broke, have to start bringing in paychecks before Dad will back me for BookBaby. It will be getting an entirely* new title & cover, as well as some corrections, but no major structural changes or additions or deletions (possibly to add some art though?) except to cut 3 sub-par* and mismatched appendices. Version 1 with wrong formatting here: Ziggomatic Keys (*& Synaptic Syntactic &*)

1st published manuscript: The Driftwood of Our Lives Washed Up On Some Foreign Shore

BookBaby will push to 60 or 70 ebook markets in all formats, not just Amazon, for $150. The total package for ebook/print (+100 copies)/print on demand & fulfillment, with all the goodies that entails runs to around $1400 for my particular needs and without getting them to do my cover design..

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The most important attention for your work is your attention (&time)….

Meditation with Intention & Writing

Set focus of intention before meditation. Write those down to avoid fuzzy vague mindedness.

Select a card or random passage for advice

Write seven lines on your advice theme, fear not tangents!

Set timer for meditation

Proceed.

Making out breath counts longer than in breath releases relaxation forces, practice this

Or square breathing, in x, hold x, out x, hold x, repeat

Let thoughts flow without grasping, remind yourself of intention, visualize an image(s) (may help to pick this first), breath in truth and out not truth, practice self/soul alignment… Practices are many… Mantra or Mandela

Let flow, let daily anxieties and concerns be without feeding… Don’t push the river

Focus on your purpose or approach silence, either can feed purpose. What tensions are there? Learn to let be. Note the jaw; is it tight? Relaxed (teeth are not touching, but trying to force relaxation can be worse than accepting)? Clenched? A combination? This may take time to learn… The Harmony hypnosis app can help.

Or was it impossible to sit still? Was the mind boiling? These too are information.

Pick one thing or three, the necessity is not to do all. A few minutes are better than none. Worry not about perfection.

If you feel the need, rest or nap after, although napping may disturb night sleep in some.. Note what the dreams try to tell you.. Trust yourself; dream dictionaries are not always helpful.

If it feels right, on return, light candle, incense, bless coffee or tea or whathaveyou, select seed symbols or cards or words or passages, and proceed to write. Automatic writing can also be of the form ‘x is…, x is…, x is…, x is… …’, or loose and everywhere.

Additional Notes: KDP Poetry Formats:

Adding onto my recent Poetry Formatting for Kindle (2016 update) here is another key I had not yet remembered to learn but which is a requisite for successful self-publishing with KDP: Make Table of Contents in Word 2010 That’s Clickable in Kindle

As it happens I have OS X 11 and Office 2011 instead of Windows 7 and Office 2010, but judging by the looks of the Word interface, everything should still be gravy. And I saved my final Word file after fixing all the line breaks and indents as well as the original and every step in between in different version codes (filenames), so I’m all ready to go. There may be some font issues I still need to learn about, but she says the user can change them any way…

[ [ NOTE: short of learning to use a versioning system like Git (designed for coders) or getting and learning some app for novel writing, the file naming and folder organizing is key if you don’t want to lose stuff, and also if you want to preserve earlier drafts, reorganizations, cut ups and collages, etc. ] ] …. { { One reason I love TextWrangler, it allows me to have as many documents open in a single window as I wish, all listed in a sidebar, with the ones with unsaved changes highlighted, and still multiple windows, other options, etc. (‘soft wrap text’ is key for prose writers wishing to work in TextWrangler plain text, and I just checked, you can indeed set soft wrap to be default } }

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True

Raining in a better day
Not doomed
This will be a slide
But still in somewhat convalescence
2 usable ideas have been identified
Chaos is a tourist
The levity of last night settles into slow peace
Think not what for, but only ask ‘how?’
And then you enact
No cutting without labels
No dreaming without spunk
Allow that one thing to be true
Close all doors if you are false

Poems and Oracle Reading

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Postcards now available for purchase! At Zazzle! Help a brother out… Customizable!
You have now missed the sale on The Driftwood of Our Lives Washed Up on Some Foreign Shore!
Help me Protest! fossil fuel subsidies

Battle lines drawn
No art in the tubes
A line in the sand
A gender schism?
A lot for me to handle
No one speaks into the silence of dreams
Nuclear armed states
Plushies and demented crews
Blocking people who disagree with you is not the way.
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The tubes require and respline
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Campaign to small businesses is not
Dream – Writing for others is the best dream – Fortune … Also cut out comics
Playfulness is important. Natural magic. Allow yourself to be receptive,
….. fertil, overflowing with grace
Stop setting Artificial boundaries between the aspects
The website is enough
Poetry and playfulness and naturalmagic, fertility in the text blocks
Campaign to climate scientists not productive at this time
Release writing to small presses and lit journals. They want your
….. submissions and not your postcards
Campaign to congress/senate is Ta-Om the Poet
Campaign to environmental activists is bright courage
Campaign to newspapers is radiant healing
You are ready for initiation to the next stage
The website is enough, and get ready for things to become
….. unstuck and begin moving very fast
Consider taking a break from the postcards to get other
….. stuff done
You have more time when homework is done
Making chunks of time makes things go faster
[page break]
You could be making a big splat on social media and not
….. know it…
Let twitter go for awhile?
Scriggle your posts
Money making enterprises per the whiteboard
What was the reversed death card for?
The initiation card was a jump card
At peace with my past… ?
Deja Vu… Dreams coming back
Such dreams with self managed medications
Not letting things end also…
Cannot set unset inappropriate boundaries when other
….. people are the makers. Artificial boundaries.
Death – perhaps gather email addresses for direct help
….. requests, not postcards, and just send them
….. all the same letter.
Can reach St Vincent’s record label if you write a letter
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Visit by the end
Do not concern yourself with those who treat you poorly
No where does it say not to make friends –
But the time is not now.
Clue in and consider, retrace and demand
Get mail more often,
Refine and gloam
Allow your puzzles to be written without checks
Haste makes waste, and post is toasted
Create and align, tool up and be
Not one to resign early –
Nor to give up without a fight =
Diacetyl morphine
Chill and respline
Code and repair

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