Tuesday, July 30, 2013

The Clockmaker

After taking some time off, I think it's time to get back to one poem per week.  It's a good way to keep my mind in shape.  Homophones!

The Clockmaker

It was
In eight
Spinning gears
Spin in jeers
Wrapped around
Rapt, a round
Ever brassy sun

It was just an
Or are we
Clocked work too?
Clogged, work to
Free springs
Freeze brings
No discomfort
Notice comfort
Swings like pendulums

Incomprehensible loops
In comprehensible loupe
The counter waits
The counterweights
Raise him to his feet

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Available on eBook

For many years, I have wanted to publish a book.  Initially this daydream was about physical books, but that's less realistic as the years pass.  Generally, I was waiting to have enough good poems to justify a book.  I've decided that now is the time.  I've developed three new forms of poetry for the world, and included some of my favorite "ordinary" poems from over the years.  Some of these have been featured in this blog, but not all of them.

This is the link to the eBook page:


if you do not have a Kindle you can download a free app to read this on any device:


Please take a look, it doesn't cost much.  Please share with friends.

Thank you,

Greg Thomas

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

The Sound Poet

Since my last post I have picked out all of the poems I wish to use, arranged them into four sections (homophones, backwards and forwards, word collage, and "ordinary"), added a basic title page, page numbers,  a table of contents and ran a spell check.  I have gone over it once with regard to formatting, and I've whittled a few poems out to maintain overall quality.

I still need to go over it at least one more time for formatting and quality control, make sure the pages listed in the table of contents are correct after that, and add a little about the author/thanks for reading squib to the end.  This stuff is time consuming.  I might do this tomorrow instead of job hunting, or it might have to wait until next week.

after that last bit to finish it, I'll have to go through the amazon kindle store process, which ,*fingers crossed* with any luck, won't disfigure my page and/or line formatting.  I don't know how long it takes from submitting the document to being listed on the store.

So that's the plan.  Hopefully I'll have something to report (and a link!) in a couple of weeks.