Or why I no longer seek publication.
In my early twenties I was a young acolyte and poetry was like a fish –
And submitting poetry was like trying to catch that fish. For twenty years I have been rejected by every publisher – whether poetry, fables or children’s stories. Just last year, in the Writer’s Market Guide to Literary Agents, I read that the two least desirable genres were poetry and children’s stories.
The music in the video below, a favorite of mine, is a set of variations on Corelli’s La Folia – itself a set Corelli wrote on the “La Folia” theme.
La Folia means folly or the madman.
I’ve been a fool.
But maybe, now, I’m becoming a little like that Monk in the final variation –
And my poetry like that fish,