Jay Mandeville

Jay Mandeville

Kansas City, Missouri USA
Jay Mandeville
Kansas City, Missouri USA
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By age 14, I had already begun spontaneously immersing myself in the crafting of satirical short stories & Ogden Nash-style verses, the publication of an 'underground' school newspaper, & the creation of handmade, illustrated books.

I began then, & have continued for most of my life, to self-educate myself in subjects I found far more attractive ...
Popular Poems
1.
On Looking Into Keats's Letters
This for certain, Keats has a temper;
he knows how to take it and dish it out.
Mark well when he warns us,
Keats will decode our doubts.
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2.
War Is Jealous Of The Bridegrooms
when war was first invented,
it was jealous of
the bridegrooms -
it left envious ruins
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3.
This Page Is Captured By A Mind's Bright Glance
behold these inanimate signs
on a page of unlooked-at lines
concealed from the world by mass neglect
skipped by browsers that never connect
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4.
Silence Of The Books
printed books run a risk:
silent, while life shouts.
neglected, despised,
yet a quiet surprise,
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5.
Hot Weather, A Zen Poem
Enduring hot weather
is like avoiding a visitor's call:
stay hidden beneath
Infinity's shade, keep quiet and still.
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