BY JAN HAAG

ART & POETRY - ACCUMULATIONS

POETRY + ESSAYS + MUSIC + TRAVEL + FICTION + TEXTILE ART

INTRODUCTION + HAAG'S BIO





The September Poems

(Inspired by The 1933 Century Dictionary)





INTRODUCTION AND INDEX




Having just been intensely studying Sanskrit, Grammar, Linguistics, Writing Systems, et al -- I had rather lost my inspiration. Too much fact finding, rule imbibing scares the creative spirit so, naturally, I was falling into a bit of a depression. Therefore, I let a new form invent itself, i.e. its how the first draft of the first poem came out --

four quatrains and a coda rhyming: - a - a / - a - a / - a - a / - b - b / - - ?

and I choose the title-word of the day, eyes closed, finger pointing, within the pages for one letter of the alphabet in the 1933 Century Dictionary (my long-time favorite word-list, because of its delicious definitions). So it's one more open-ended adventure -- life. I enjoy these wanderings on the "grid", they lead to undreamt possibilities. Aside from which, on day two, my depression lifted. What more can one ask of a poem? -- the process of poetry!

Jan Haag
September 2, 1999
University of Washington
Seattle, Washington






ALPHABETICAL INDEX


THE SEPTEMBER POEMS


Amble

Bearish

Corrugate

Displeasure

Earth-shine

Firebrand

Gallows

Hostile

Intend

Jumping

Knave

Level

Mice

Level II

Necktie

Opinion

Planet

Queenfish

Recusant

Recusant II

Strew

Strew II

Thermal

Undulate

Version

Way

Xerophyte

Yellow

Zymogen


End Of Century Dicttionary, 1933 Poems




Summery

And One For the Road (To November)

Silence

The Ninth Month of 'Ninety-nine

Rosetta Stone






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MASTER LIST: ALL POEMS



BY JAN HAAG

ART & POETRY - ACCUMULATIONS

POETRY + MUSIC + ESSAYS + TRAVEL + FICTION + TEXTILE ART

INTRODUCTION + HAAG'S BIO



21st CENTURY ART, C.E. - B.C., A Context