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Ann Arbor Review

is an independent

International Journal & ezine

Copyright (c) 2022 Francis Ferde
All rights revert back to each poet.
--editor / Southeastern Florida

AAR history note:  in print 1967 - 1980.  Irregular publications 1980 - 2004.  As ezine 2004 - present. Most of 52 years all together....


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   ‘You don’t get to choose what happens.
   What you get to choose is how you deal
   with what you do about what happens.’

It is as true as it can be that often we merely
have little involvement if selecting what we
may have little to almost nothing to do with
what we become part of especially having to
do with our own writing.  In my case this
includes attempting to fashion and even nail
a new poem or revise or refashion an early
one just beginning to open out in a day’s work.

Not that I’m trying to be confusing, but often
when I sit to write I often have but a vague
idea of what is going to appear and shape
itself on the page in front of me.  At times
I think what I am beginning is but part of a
puzzle without the clues and usually not yet
the fill in the blank ideas.  Hum-m-m-m, now
that being said, what I cause to appear on the
blank page does take some poetic form, some-
thing approaching or attempting to wean its
effort to become worthwhile recording and
offering its readers some poetic elements.
Some usually very exact ideas or feelings.


Alex Ferde, Ireland


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