Paul Edward “Birchpoet”

“Newly published author, spreading the word and enjoying the ride.”

I started this blog in 2010, shortly after my first book was published.  That’s about as far as I got with the about page, and the rest of the blog.  Here’s a little about myself;

I consider myself to be a steward, a naturalist, and a conservationist, though not always, obviously, but I try.  I have a message to get out there, about love and honoring the earth and all that we have.  Enough is a word I use a lot when it comes to that.  I am working on starting a small farm and would like to live off of the produce from it some day, and provide for another ten families while doing it.

I came back here in 2012, and decided to publish a new (or newly edited) poem here every day (or so) for at least a month.  I’ve done that now, and I have really enjoyed meeting some new people.  Activists, spiritualists, wordsmiths, artists…etc.  Just people, in other words, and also fellow spirits (if you will), and in some cases, kindred(even if you won’t).  At least half of the new work I’ve posted was inspired from one blog or another, one other poet/photographer/dancer/artist/soul.  Some, in my opinion(I am the classic ‘my own worst critic’) are very good and may be among my best.  I am better for having been here.  Thank you.

I remember hearing somewhere, some when – a saying.  Sounds like Twain, but I don’t know, really.

‘You’ll never get rich writing poetry.  At least not while your still alive.’

I proved this saying was not true.  I got rich writing poetry.  I just didn’t sell many books or make much money.  I also didn’t put much time into marketing, other than that one line up above(I really, really, really dislike it…the promoting, marketing, materialism, capitalism), so go figure.  It’s a trade off I can live with, until I become independently wealthy, or the economy totally fails(which ever comes first some time in the near future).  Better yet, I will become totally enamoured with the feeling I get when someone reads/understands/likes/comments on/ and leaves this white page that I have stained with the black ink of my blood… a little happier, with a little more…shine, for the experience of reading the translations I’ve offered.  Yep,  that’s happened already – I just really enjoy a long, run on, dramatic sentence like the preceding one.  You know,  something you have to read two or three times, and it will still never be grammatically correct(if your not familiar with my work).

Rich and broke.  I do love the irony of it…though my kids and creditors are not amused.  Santa passed a few years back though, so there is that – the kids know who buys their stuff now, and are buying their own as well.

I would like to get a few more volumes published and a few songs recorded.  I will be pursuing that goal in 2013, now that it is here, and we are all still alive…post apocolypto.  Ha.  More alive then ever, I think, and joining together as never before.

See you in the ether.

12 responses

26 12 2012
katherinekaceypage

Merry Christmas.
🙂

26 12 2012
birchpoet

And to you and yours also. 🙂

2 01 2013
The Kat and The Falling Leaves

Happy New Year! I have nominated you for The Versatile Blogger Award:
http://thekatandthefallingleaves.wordpress.com/2013/01/02/more-awards/

2 01 2013
birchpoet

Thanks so much for this, my first. I am humbled. 🙂 So glad you enjoy the writing here.
I love you and Dina, and the peace through salsa is hot, hot, hot! Who could fight with that going on? Peace indeed will be waged! I also love your recipes, the Challah will meld well with my own(Tassajara) and I can’t wait to try the cake-looks yummy.
Thank you again, dear lady. Many blessings to you and yours this new year. Cheers!

5 01 2013
Ganesh

Interesting and poetic blog, Paul! Thanks for following “Known is a drop, Unknown is an Ocean”. 🙂

5 01 2013
birchpoet

Thank you for the opportunity. 🙂

5 01 2013
Sandy

Wow, your poems are beautiful. I so admire creativity. Now you inspire me.

5 01 2013
birchpoet

Thanks so much and you are welcome! You inspired me first, so turn about is fair play. Much love.

14 05 2013
Ishaiya

Hello Paul, I like the way you mention that your poetry is not grammatically correct at times. One thing that went out of the window when I began writing poetry years ago was grammatical correctness. Even though I am a linguist and a stickler at times for correct language usage, to me however, poetry is like painting with words and emotions; there isn’t a wrong way to paint a masterpiece. It’s wonderful to meet an artist such as yourself that paints with words so beautifully!

Ishaiya

15 05 2013
birchpoet

The word artist, in itself, coming from someone with your talents, means so much to me. Thank you for that, and thank you for reading. I do so agree with you-it is like painting with words, and should not have to adhere to boundaries or norms. The words are passed on by me, and seldom do I feel that I have created them, instead, I have interpreted them.
Many blessings.

15 05 2013
Ishaiya

I can very much relate to the way you ‘interpret rather than create’ the words that you write. I often feel that I am just the messenger, even though I know that the inspiration, whether to create a painting, a portrait, or a piece of writing comes from somewhere deep within my inner self. I am always surprised and in awe of what I produce in some way, because I know all too well that on a totally awake conscious level I could not do what I do. Every once in a while I come across an artist that expresses their inner self in what they do, and I am engaged instantly as if I’ve recognised an old friend. I see that in your work and it’s beautiful to watch and to be a part of. Thank you, and blessings to you too.

15 05 2013
birchpoet

Indeed, I felt that also, and thank you.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s




%d bloggers like this: