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Location: Michigan
Gender: Male
Interests: Misadventure
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Joined: July 2011
My name is Joe, I'm a tanka-kyoka poet and Firefighter/Paramedic in Michigan.

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JoeBlue: "The world has teeth and can bite you with them anytime it wants" - not sure.
September 15, 2011 at 12:28PM
    another jim: 'not sure'... Isn't that anon's cousin?
    September 15, 2011 at 12:48PM
    JoeBlue: Yes yes, I do believe it is. Good call sir.
    September 16, 2011 at 1:01AM

JoeBlue: "I apologize for the length of this letter but I didn't have time to make it shorter." - Pascal
September 15, 2011 at 9:45AM

JoeBlue: "A poet's work is to name the unnameable, to point at frauds, to take sides, start arguments, shape the world, and stop it from going to sleep". - Salman Rushdie
September 11, 2011 at 6:05PM

JoeBlue: "Poetry may make us from time to time a little more aware of the deeper, unnamed feelings which form the substratum of our being, to which we rarely penetrate, for our lives are mostly a constant evasion of ourselves" -T.S. Elliot
August 3, 2011 at 6:17PM

JoeBlue: The first task of the man who wants to be a poet is to study his own awareness of himself, in its entirety; he seeks out his soul, he inspects it, he tests it, he learns it. As soon as he knows it, he must cultivate it!...-But the problem is to make the soul into a monster. Think of a man grafting warts onto his face and growing them there. - Arthur Rimbaud
July 28, 2011 at 11:54PM

JoeBlue: At the most basic level - good poems need good words.
July 25, 2011 at 1:46AM

"My soul is impatient with itself, as with a bothersome child; its restlessness keeps growing and is forever the same. Everything interests me, but nothing holds me. I attend to everything, dreaming all the while. [?]. I'm two, and both keep their distance ?? Siamese twins that aren't attached.

- From, the book of Disquiet
July 21, 2011 at 5:34PM

Be accurate,
Be brief &
Be gone.
-old military saying

July 20, 2011 at 3:30PM

JoeBlue: I just joined FanStory a few hours ago and I absolutely love it already.
July 20, 2011 at 1:30AM
    nancyjam: Welcome Joe. Hope you enjoy!
    July 20, 2011 at 3:06PM
    JoeBlue: Thanks Nancy.
    July 20, 2011 at 3:28PM
    poetstar: Welcome Joe, and have fun with Fan
    Story. Sincerely Poet Star
    July 20, 2011 at 8:12PM


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