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  • What good was a piece of paper? I needed a new brain.

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  • http://gonzodave.tumblr.com (updated Guy Fawkes Day Nov 5, 2010)

     Just someone who takes their thoughts seriously enough to write them down. I grew up in Gulf Coast Early Americana suburbia. However, I have an adopted culture and simple needs. I very much enjoy a fresh shirt and a hot meal.  In his Apocalypse, D. H. Lawrence wrote:

    "Whatever the unborn and the dead may know, they cannot know the beauty, the marvel of being alive in the flesh. The dead may look after the afterwards. But the magnificent here and now of life in the flesh is ours, and ours alone, and ours only for a time. We ought to dance with rapture that we should be alive and in the flesh, and part of the living, incarnate cosmos."

    My present project and social effort is a 7 part series of Simply Poetry V - XI, where webooking poets can learn (from resources available in SP V and VI) and choose to begin practicing in one of 3 levels for writing and critiquing poetry.  Some will either begin at, or progress to a level 3 studied poet where they can then write essays about poetry in a closed project dedicated for Level 3 (SP X).  The last project in the series, SP XI, is for anyone to post their tips or thoughts about poetry.

    Simply Poetry V - Converse  (First Part of a Series of Seven - Simply Poetry VI - XI)


    "Go ahead and hate your neighbor, go ahead and cheat a friend,
    Do it in the name of heaven, you can justify it in the end."

    (One Tin Soldier Rides Away_ from the movie "Billy Jack")

    Spring '09 WEbook Voting Cycle 3  @  http://www.webook.com/vote

    .:my projects in the running were:.

    1. ranked 5 of 37 top 10%
    http://www.webook.com/project/Best-regards-gonzodave  (Poetry - chap book)
    2. ranked 7 of 37 top 10%
    http://www.webook.com/project/Simply-Poetess  (Poetry - anthology)
    3. ranked 82 of 398 total contending projects
    http://www.webook.com/project/The-X-istence-Files-A072908G  (Christian Books - essays)

    Another FAV SONG:

    _She Talks to aNgEls_Black Crows


    "Life is not about finding yourself, it’s about creating yourself"
    ::George Bernard Shaw::

    One of my more favored quotes is a Sephardic Spanish proverb: God gives nuts to the toothless. It just cracks me up whenever I think of it. I dearly love boliche or roast pork with black beans, fresh chopped onions over yellow rice, enjoyed with Cuban bread and a chilled house sangria - white or red. And, pass the potato salad my way, please.

    FAV 'webooking' POETS & WRITERS:

    ~A2Kdavis            http://www.webook.com/member/A2Kdavis
    ~Blakkthought     http://www.webook.com/member/Blakkthought
    ~cdgalvin              http://www.webook.com/member/cdgalvin
    ~cmorris               http://www.webook.com/member/cmorris
    ~CubanHeel        http://www.webook.com/member/CubanHeel
    ~Dina2674           http://www.webook.com/member/Dina2674
    ~gypsy_soul        http://www.webook.com/member/gypsy_soul
    ~hey_word           http://www.webook.com/member/hey_word
    ~heart_of_hope  http://www.webook.com/member/heart_of_hope
    ~HollySBlue3       http://www.webook.com/member/HollySBlue3
    ~Jinx                      http://www.webook.com/member/Jinx
    ~McCuen              http://www.webook.com/member/McCuen
    ~MOshell              http://www.webook.com/member/MOshell
    ~pastelspring      http://www.webook.com/member/pastelspring
    ~pattimari             http://www.webook.com/member/pattimari
    ~Perraut                http://www.webook.com/member/Perraut
    ~polycon               http://www.webook.com/member/polycon
    ~Pundit                 http://www.webook.com/member/Pundit
    ~santackas          http://www.webook.com/member/santackas
    ~swakgel              http://www.webook.com/member/swakgel
    ~Trevino                http://www.webook.com/member/Trevino
    ~Velen                   http://www.webook.com/member/Velen
    ~wenniepoo         http://www.webook.com/member/wenniepoo
    ~zion                      http://www.webook.com/member/zion


    _Sweet Epiphany_by ~A2Kdavis

    Previous MY WEEKLY FAVs:

    _The  Ceiling_by ~heart_of_hope
    _Tiny Shells of Appreciation_by ~wenniepoo
    _Half Moon Pose_by ~MOshell

    01.25.09 - ~hey_word has rejoined WEbook under the penname  ~heart_of_hope. Very good news for those of us who were saddened by her absence. I'm continuing to work on the video (oh, so much to learn) presentation for Chapter 1NE of the collaborative _XistYenZ_ project. ~Lantern began submitting to projects like ~zion's 'Theater of the Absurd'. ~Despinas is very involved with her book writing effort. ~A2Kdavis is supporting a new website _GoforGoldNet.com_ that is promising to be filled with features and I'm sure very popular. All of those who know her are wishing ~cmorris well in the move to her new diggs to join her family. She wrote a piece today 'Living Forever' with just that thought in mind.
    New pieces:

    RECENT PIECES (03.10.09):

    ~cmorris_No Relief_video poetry, _XistYenZ_video trailer Rev4, _Victim of a Spiral Dream_, _The Seeker_, _Tangled Up In You_, _The Night Has A Thousand Eyes_; _Pornography Is Not An Automobile_; _Arabesque_; Blue Becomes Black:

  • I don't look for my own fame. Maybe it will find you? Maybe it will find me?  However,  I do claim scores of articles-poems-essays-ebooks on several websites visited by a number of readers.  I hope that my writing is a benefit.

    Also, I'm finding a desire to create a group of poet/writers who join together in ePublishing a continuing series of quixotic (in a sense of non-businesslike and personally fulfilling) poetry and flash literature.

    I will say that my webooking experience has been one of extremes. From the gritty vulgarity of street level arrogance to the polish of serious endeavor; from mean spirited fire fights to gracious offers; from legal questions and doubts to the thrill of finding friends and new skills - all may be had at WEbook.com.

    This community itself is a story waiting to be told.

    I have a number of very active projects. Also, I moderate two WEbook groups. One of them is titled 'Free Book Express for Christian Authors' where I post helpful news and resource articles. I maintain several blog pages outside of my webooking activities. However, blogging solo is much less desirable than collaboration.

    What I consider my most compelling work may be found at:


    All of my work is collected at this address:  http://www.webook.com/project/Gonzodaves-Cantered-Tales-and-Poetry

    Also, a collection is located at:  http://gonZodaYve.deviantart.com/portfolio/

    My current major effort is a dystopian future reality project titled _XistYenZ_ at:   http://www.webook.com/project/XistYenZ

    Thank you for your time taken in reading this. And, in conclusion, I'd like to offer a word from Frank O'Hara written in his manifesto of 'Personism':

    "Pain always produces logic, which is very bad for you."

    The critic Stephen Burt in describing the traits of a poetic style which he offers the term “Elliptical Poetry”:

    "Elliptical poets are always hinting, punning, or swerving away from a never-quite-unfolded backstory; they are easier to process in parts than in wholes. They believe provisionally in identities... but they suspect the Is they invoke; they admire disjunction and confrontation, but they know how little can go a long way. Ellipticists seek the authority of the rebellious; they want to challenge their readers, violate decorum, surprise or explode assumptions about what belongs in a poem, or what matters in life, and to do so while meeting traditional lyric goals."

    My very best and kindest regards,


My Favorites: Reading and Writing

  • After reading Heinlein's 'Stranger in a Strange Land' at the age of 12, I burned my superhero comic collection.
  • 2.4.2010
    - the works of DH Lawrence, Southern Literature by Robert Penn Warren, James Dickey and Carson McCullers.  Also archetypes in the writings of C. Jung.

    - research linguistics: metonymy and metaphor; contiguity and association.
    Bios and critiques for the poet Rilke.

    Essays by William Hazlitt and Michel Montaigne. Roger Kimball's writings against  book burning by dominant academic conformists in the "School of Resentment".

    Presently doing studies of _The Prince of Tides_; _Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil_; and _A Man in Full_ for their Southern iconography and archetypes.

    The Gospel in Dostoyevsky - J. I. Packer and Malcolm Muggeridge

    Provocations - Soren Kierkegaard

    The Varieties of Religious Experience - William James

    Edward Kennedy's eulogy to his brother RFK

    Sonnets - Wm Shakespeare

    The classic and contemporary poets - Longfellow and Lowell

    webooking Poets

    Mario Cutajar

    (Bob) Dylan's Visions of Sin - Christopher Ricks
  • I prefer a recliner and a hardcopy, but with so easy access to so many ebooks, I'll have to say that has changed. I'm not attracted to the different hand-held readers, I don't travel that much, anyway. But, Acrobat's Digital Editions, with my laptop standing on edge is my favorite viewer for reading in full screen while using the mark-up colors and listening to something on the computer playing in the background. That's my favorite place to read for now. At least until technology offers something more useful.
  • Visual poetry (poetography) and producing my new form of cinematic poetry or poetic librettos titled 'Sublime Theatre'.
  • Fiction: Literary, Religious/Inspirational

    Non-Fiction: Art, Architechture & Photography, Religion

    Screenplay: Drama

    Poetry: General

  • It's difficult to think of myself in fantastical situations. The reality is closer to the adventures of Forrest Gump.

    However, I do agree with the statement : "It's not a time of life, but a state of mind."
  • Major influences:

    Michel Montaigne, Samuel Beckett, Situationalism vs Dispositionism, Harold Bloom, Ludwig Wittgenstein, Northrop Frye, Chaucer, W H Auden, T S Eliot, Bob Dylan, Shakespeare's sonnets and plays, Noam Chomsky, Lewis Sperry Chafer, Old and New Testament; a few among many.