“It begins with an appetite to discover my self-respect. To redeem the day. So the day does not go down in debt.” [Leonard Cohen, 1992, interview]
“..chilling damp with fear whenever I thought of it, the laughs and jeers of those around me when they found out I was a poet was present death to my ambitious apprehensions for in our unlettered villages the best of the inhabitents have little more knowledge in reading than what can be gleaned from a weekly Newspaper” [John Clare, March 1821, letter to John Taylor]
This website contains just about every poem I have written since 5th November 2015.
As of April 2021, I have written over 2,000 poems…
I occasionally record my outpourings – listen here
This is my (ongoing) experiment to see if writing a poem a day offsets dementia & other cognitive failures. By then, it will be over 10,000 poems. Hopefully, it succeeds. I’ll let you know (only if it does).
email: mike [ @ ] mikebellpoems.com