Welcome to Verse Escape. It's a textual mindscape of the past and possibly the present and future where I intend to dredge up poems and written reflections from the sludge of decaying notebooks and let them see the light of electronic display.
I have a bad habit of writing at length on the flimsiest of pretexts, and may be unable to resist so doing from time to time, but the main purpose of this blog is to scissor out past poems and occasional journalizing from dozens of musty, disintegrating notebooks ranging over a thirty year period and slap them into one spot. If you don't like reading poetry, you may be in the wrong place. If you do,or if you're curious to see if you might, I hope you'll find something of at least passing interest here.
Final Caveat: Verse Escape is an attempt on my part to create a spot where I can preserve things I've written in the past that would otherwise be lost on my death. It's not an attempt to surprise the world with any new thing, or intended to generate any particular reward other than the act itself. In that spirit, literary critiques are not solicited, but serious comments of impression and reaction, positive or negative, will always be welcome.