Biography of Cretan Maineiac
A strange vagabond.......
Within you is your native land.
So search none other, never more depart.
You are never homeless in your heart.
As one might surmise from viewing my writing, i'm far more of an appreciator of great poetry than i am an exponent thereof.
My name derives from a combination of genetic ties to the Greek island of Crete and geographical ties to the great United State of Maine.
I believe poetry to be the most genuine of art forms. Although it is easy enough for anyone to scribble a few vague lines and name it poesy, true appreciation of the genre is strictly a labor of love.
Among the literary food groups, poetry is the red meat, with short stories ranking as potatoes and novels representing salad. It is sumptuous, savory, satisfying, and takes a lifetime to digest.
Even if blood appears
coruscant through my
as i mess
with your head.
'Everywhere I go I find a poet has been there before me.'
'I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.'
'It is difficult/to get the news from poems/yet men die miserably every day/for lack/of what is found there.'
-William Carlos Williams; Asphodel, That Greeny Flower
'I have seen all the works that are done under the sun; and, behold, all is vanity and a striving after wind.'
-Ecclesiastes 1: 14
'And what can be foolisher than this? '
Cretan Maineiac Poems
Baseball: Opening Day
Muggy today, a pop of the mitt, a whiff of the grass, swish of the bat in the April air,
.poems That Don'T Rhyme
Pick a noun: a Person, Place, Thing, or Idea, infuse it w/
The pine tree rained needles and ants upon the Somali and me,
Crickets & Owls & Bats & Moths: Overnigh...
The night is so rife w/ the sounds of life when the paper hits the stoop i wait for it to grow legs
Senryu: Gender Dysphoria
1985: Money Poems I & Ii
I. This is my last bill.
.night Of The Iguana: 'They Made It Rain...
“De-frocked! ” the young actress corrected the erstwhile preacher-man, in character, & the
Baseball: That 'Ol Dh Debate
'It's absurd to expect the fans to pay good money & watch a guy who can't generate an average in three figures, ' say some, while balancing a bullpen
The Women Of Afghanistan
Some of them remember Soviet strafing, an updated Blitzkrieg menace, followed by
.the Void Hour
Sixty minutes, like any other Hour throughout the year, we
1821 Hellenic Blues
In Crete and in Mani No cannon ever finds me… -popular Greek song
1986: Rebel's Lament
What of the knowing wind of Hendrix on vinyl songs of silence lately branded for our own good?
A Wall For The Dodgers & Dropouts
Let's commemorate the Souls lost to the Vietnam Era, notme
.32 Souls Plus One (Repost)
April showers fell unseasonably cold @ VaTech, that morning, the dripping blood of a forfeited soul with selfish motives.
1986: Rebel's Lament
What of the knowing wind
of Hendrix on vinyl
songs of silence
lately branded for our own good?
What of prayers,
covered and quashed