Well, starting in high school, I had this habit of writing poetry from time to time. That sort of continued into college, but it's not something I've done in a long time.
The octothorpe and folly of the elven general still make me laugh. The others I'm a torn about. I've decided, despite my first impulse to omit poems I don't like anymore, to present to you all the ones I found. They are some sort of representation of who I used to be. The list below is in reverse chronological order.
octothorpe (February 2000)
This poem is inspired by that greatest of ascii characters...
The folly of the elven general
This is "An Interpretive Dance in Verse Form" ... a creation from during an art history class.
- Lend Me Your Ear (1994 or '95)
The word "moin" is a german slang word that just kinda means "hi" ... beyond that i've little to say about this one.
- 14 meaningful words (and one other)
(1994 or '95)
This one involved me trying out different things. oh, and girls.
- Confusion (1994 or '95)
girls (and their tendency to ignore me) definitely had something to do with this one...
- Opposites (1994 or '95)
chances are i was obsessing over some girl or another when i wrote this...
- Nonsense (1994 or '95)
fun with words...
- Poem (1994 or '95)
In search of inspiration...
- The Bee (1994 or '95)
I seriously don't quite remember what I was thinking when I wrote this, but I know I was not suffering of any skiing injuries.
- Abbreviations (1994 or '95)
There was a certain point early in my high school career that I this sort of "loss of innocence" experience... I had up until that point naively assumed that my schoolmates were all as well-behaved as I was, but all of a sudden I found out that more than half the people at the school were using drugs of some form or other.
- A Hymn (1994 or '95)
I still really like this one, I had some fun playing with ambigous sentences. This also seems to be the first poem that actually had a message other than "i like to go skiing"
- Untitled (1994)
Yet another poem inspired by my love of skiing.
- Powder (1993)
This is the earliest poem I can remember having written. It was an assignment for the english class I had with Dave Rothman. I was supposed to write a poem to express some kinda feeling, and this was during my first winter in Crested Butte, so skiing was something that made me very happy. This kinda kick-started the habit, as it allowed me to discover that I could express my feelings through words...