I Went to Hartford.

You might think I said Harvard,

I said Hartford, about 3000 souls

Less that Harvard’s freshman classes

Five thousand outskirts, nothing

More on Hill, Hartford cemetery

I said I’m being cremated, brother-in-law

Obscure lung ailment from Arizona

Dry cactus, Bactria, viral, not the

Same, no one’s ever yearly the same

I’ve lost thousands, thousands, thousands

Maybe population in Hartford, can’t help

We’ll only grow, less than five thousand,

I lost my passport in Nicaraguan panisula

Less than 5.000, money into basket, little

Asking for more, less, more, offering

As one takes bread and wine, ethics

Uncounted ethics, more than

Money, wine, or bread, bread dipped

Salient, road to exquisite business

Plan, offering into basket, basket.

Charles Taylor C


Published by elgwynone

I was a University and community college instructor before retiring. I also worked in fast food restaurants, and retail stores. I am an ordinary man writing for because I want to write and because my education prepared me to write; BA English lit, MA English, EdS higher education, and MFA creative writing, free verse poetry and essays. Blogs are an answer to high-priced self-publishing. Walt Whitman had to self-publish his first 1000 copies of the 1855 edition of Leaves of Grass because in 1855 poetry did not sell. Most poets make a living in other ways than writing. Wallace Stevens was an insurance executive, and TS Eliot was a banker. Many writers teach, and always there have been writers who have written because they needed to express their thoughts and feelings. They wrote not necessarily to make money but to express "the old universal truths of the human heart" according to Faulkner. Here I reach a wider audience I missed than by self-publishing, and I stand a better chance to reach a wider audience for less expense than self-publishing. I self-published my first books, Winter from Spring, and Meditations on Gratitude; poetry and photo books which were easier to self-publish than to seek a not to seek a publisher company. This blog allows me to write for an interested audience because I write poetry and personal essays. I write for a friendly audience and present to you a slice of my writing. Perhaps you will enjoy what you read.

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