These mostly poem-like artifacts are published as they were written at michaeltownsendsmith.blogspot.com. A log of course is a record of a journey — in a ship’s log, location, weather, and daily events. The macrotext of this weblog tracks seasons, moods, happenings, and the national temper; but its real concern is less with external circumstances and more with inner action. The writer’s minimalist, allusive diction skips the mechanics of language and attempts to project mental movement directly, the sense arising with the words.
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