How I see this journal

I am advised that the best blogs are focused.   But I want this site to reflect the diversity of my interests – poetry, dance, performance art, essays and music.  Over the years, I have become reconciled to being a Jack of all trades – as I try to express in this poem:


Jack, the strong octopus,

With more arms than a company,

Embraces with his trades

The ideal of metamorphosis.


Nataraja, dancing the Tandara

On the demon of ignorance,

Is the transformer, the storm,

His tentacles muscular,


Their tips accurate,

And delicate – expressive,

With a finger to a pie.

Now I know nought whatsoever,


But to walk through her

As she walks through me

Arouses the drum, the cobra,

The flame and the gesture.


My love is my weight:

Where it goes I go.


More comprehensive information can be found on my website – — which has links to other sites relating to these diverse interests.  But I offer no apologies for the range.  Ultimately these interests are fused into a fundamental concern with language and its relation to action.


About anthonyhowelljournal

Poet, essayist, dancer, performance artist....
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