The hand that writes. The pen that draws words. 160626 Dr Jwp JD
Below are all the poems that I have written to date. (About 1850 free verse, 1000 one line poems [my personal genre], 200 Haiku Poems)
I have degrees in Political Science, Accounting and Law. My career has been in self employment in insurance, accounting, tax, law and web design. No degrees in English literature.
There are some poems missing (less than 20). I have been attentive to keeping all my poems together for 50 years. I was born in 1948. I have always considered the cursive originals as works of art. Handwriting experts can interpret the changes in my personality over time if they are so inclined or inspired. I don't know if any other poet has made his or her originals public. I think they do not want to reveal how much work they may have put into a poem.
On September 9, 2019, I finally accomplished publishing all my poems from October 11, 1970 to September 9, 2019. They have been self-published on KDP Amazon. Go to Amazon.com - category "books" - search Dr John WorldPeace JD. There are 32 poem books in total. There are another 15+ books also published there.
I am submitting my 4 Volume Complete Poems for the Pulitzer Prize. The deadline is October 2, 2019.
Starting in 2020 I will publish all the poems I write for that year in a 2020 Complete Poems book. I will have four categories of poems: free verse, one line poems, Haiku, and free verse poems with graphics.
What you will notice is that poetry is not a struggle for me. It never was. A thought comes and I write. I never try to write when I am not inspired or not called by the muses to write. The poem will not flow if I am not in that creative space. The only corrections I make are typically to clarify the words I have scribbled (literally). I write all poems in cursive and then type them. I have written some poems on the computer but this sterilizes the poem to me. The cursive writing adds a mood to the poem.
I use very little punctuation and I feel some day I may go back and edit everything I have written with a focus on adding punctuation. I don't think a poem is ever really finished until the poet dies.
I have been writing a long time and I know how to connect to the source of these poems. This ability has flowed over into my art. I see the art in my mind, dreams, visions and then I draw, then paint. Sometimes the art is crystal clear and sometimes foggy and I have to work at bringing it into reality. But like with the poems I don't try to move the art forward until I am clear on what is to be done. Sometimes I have waited years to finish a painting: not due to a creative block but due to the fact that I have many other interests and self set objectives and goals in this life. Poems are written usually within 10 minutes and I never go back and add on to it other than minor edits and to make sure my words are legible. I almost never add additional content, maybe a line or two.
If one does not have a passion for creating something, quilts to poems, houses to paintings, then what is created I think will be flat. I am passionate about poems, haiku, writing, art, my web design business and my WorldPeace Advocacy, my Candidacy for President 2020. I am riding all these horses all the same time. Maybe they are riding me. I have opened up my creative process to a public view, defects and all, for the purpose of allowing other would be poets to see the perspiration and passions and long term commitment it takes to hone ones creativity. And know that that honing will only stop with my physical death.
Some years I wrote hundreds of poems. Some years nothing. I had no desire to create some kind of world record in poems written even though I could do that. Instead my poems relate to my thoughts and a call to record them. Without the call I only on very few occasions tried to see how deep my well of inspiration. I saw that well has no bottom. It is truly infinite.
I have written about life. My life. My thoughts. And as a result I have created something unique with my poems. Not great and not trash.
I have no organization. No followers, no disciples. I am just one man living his own bliss. My greatest ongoing bliss is dancing between this physical reality and the spiritual side which is a knowing but at times an undeniable miraculous tangible event where those spirits from the other side who are the very necessary helpers assigned to every single incarnate human being, make their presence know; actually their love known.
I only very seldom write poems that rhyme. For me to try to make a poem rhyme puts a straight jacket on me and ends up taking a clear smooth inspiration and putting it into a straight jacket and destroying it. I enjoy poems that rhyme but it is not some thing I want to work at. Sonnets to me are just mind boggling in the sense of form and rhyme.
The poems are published in chronological order. The dates are there and for the last 10 years the time in 24 hour military time. In publishing my complete version - I numbered each of the poems before the date.
Confusion in the manifestations of this reality (dreamscape) exists when one believes that this finite mortal existence is the true reality as opposed to the infinite immortal reality of God. This is what the poet and artist and other creators bring to this earthly party. A glimpse of our infinite home made of indescribable beauty and love.
I changed my name on April 1, 1988 to John WorldPeace. So the poems prior to that date are signed in some variation of Ken. April 1, 1988, was both April Fool's day and Good Friday. Interesting.
To the right of the various years I have recorded where I was living.
190910 1135 ABQ
I write dates as year month day. 190910
1) The links to the specific years are to images of some of the original cursive poems.
3) TO SEE BOOKS PUBLISHED ON AMAZON.COM go to:
Amazon.com - category books - search "Dr John WorldPeace JD" - upper right search "Poems Year or first Year if more than one year is contained in one book.
In some cases several years were published by Amazon.com in one book.
INDIVIDUAL POEMS BY YEAR
BOOKS FROM SELECTIONS OF THE ABOVE POEMS
These books can be found individually on Amazon.com. They are not in the Complete Poems because the poems in each of these Selection books are in Complete poems individually by date. Dates are written as YR/MO/DAY - 190805
These books can be found individually on Amazon .com and in Volume 4 of the Complete Poems
Dr John WorldPeace Poems Complete poems 1970 to 2019 Volume 4.
COMPLETE POEMS 1970 TO 2019 (4 volumes - 2631 pgs)
(This Complete Poems will be submitted for the Pulitzer Prize before October 2, 2019 the deadline.)
These books can be found individually on Amazon.com.
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