Repeat your name often enough to inure yourself to its attachments.
Repeat your name in ludicrous voices. Give your name to others so they might abuse it, stretch it out over the car hoods, inject it with helium, use it to fuel their tractors.
Dennis Joseph Enright in How Many Devils can Dance on the Point:
It began with mysterious punishments/And the punishments led to the crimes/Which are currently being punished.
At Oysterboy Review Joseph Massey wrote a series of quiet but powerful small center of a room poems such as
is it rain
Czeslaw Milosz in At a Certain Age:
We wanted to confess our sins but there were no takers.
Program: Adopt a Poet…They’re cheap with a bulk discount! 😉
“Simply give a contribution of $30 or more and let us know which poet you want to adopt. Or, if it’s possible for you to send a larger gift, you can adopt two poets for a contribution of $50, three for a gift of $70, or five poets if your contribution is in the amount of $100 or more.”
Past Post Flashback: Writer’s fest 2004
Featured Quote: “One characteristic of winners is they always look upon themselves as a do it yourself project.” ~ Denis Waitley