Ayn Timmerman

Biography of Ayn Timmerman

If you read this you will judge me. That is pretty sad, but reality.

I'm a painter by trade, but when I started flunking chemistry at college last year, I started writing poems to stay awake. Its a good way to capture the feeling in a moment, and to record what happens in life. I am addicted to reading, and my best friend (a real live writer/poet) re-introduced me to poetry at some point during last year. Until I met him, I thought poets were extinct. Now I know better, and enjoy reading and writing poetry. I'm leaving this shithole State University and heading off to the School of the Art Institute of Chicago to study painting and writing, so hopefully I can keep the poety going. Wish me luck.

My favorite poets are Gary Snyder, Jim Morrison, Arthur Rimbaud, Jim Carroll, William Butler Yeats, Nick Flynn, Allen Ginsberg, Gergory Corso, Jack Kerouac, and Henry D. Thoreau (Who wrote poetry before Walden) .

I hope you enjoy reading these as much as I do writing them. I've got a notebook full, so I try to cull it down to what other people might like also. Most are themed either about human nature, real nature, college, the creative process, or random things that actually happen to me.

Ayn Timmerman's Works:

I wish.

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Push your hand in,
to feel the soft spot
white at the edges,
mold in the damp
fending off tears,

and something else.

Push too hard
and break the barriers,
feel the rank internal mush
and clench it in your palm-

raw emotion.

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