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Ray Quesada
Ray Quesada Myrtle Beach / United States, Male, 28
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  • Ray Quesada (12/12/2012 4:17:00 PM) Post reply

    The Town and the City - Jack Kerouac

    Evasion - (this book is actually written by an anonymous author, and can be found on Amazon and lots of other places. one of my top 10 books ever read - its like On The Road except the guy is like 20 years old hopping trains and has a really hilarious sense of humor, as good as Kerouac any day of the week. just google " Evasion Book" and it is easy to get!)

    Anything by Huxley - I suggest " Island"

  • Ray Quesada (12/6/2012 5:15:00 PM) Post reply

    YOUR TOWER OF TIME

    America, have you forgotten
    the very sun that warms your face and your feet?
    , have you forgotten
    the miracle that paints your afternoon streets
    a solemn orange and silent red;
    do you stare at the ground instead?
    look up, the sun is calling;
    'I'm disappointed in you', it is softly saying
    'get off your knees, stop praying'
    your Tower of Time is falling.

    This is one of my newer poems - - - If i had to describe my writing technique, it's kinda like pulling off a band-aid. i let the emotion behind my poems build up inside of me...i pretty much ignore them (poetically) until the force sort of sneaks up on me and i can't prevent it from coming out. Also, I don't have a particular writing pattern, i.e. once a week, twice a day, etc. - - - my writing is very sporadic. a lot of people will cry or punch a wall when emotions come to a boiling point (and i do my share of that too) , but, i try to harness that emotion and sit down and put it in words, get it out quickly, and try to stay very focused. i would actually call it a mental state of heightened awareness, which probably causes me to temporarily have conscious access to a larger portion of my entire vocabulary and other abilities of effective communication. (that state only lasts maybe 45 minutes at most for me, but most often only for like 2-6 minutes...) to me it seems too intense to stay in that mental state for too long - - it's almost tiresome in a way. I think many people would equate poetry metaphorically to weeping or loudly celebrating. but most people, when they genuinely cry, only do it probably for 2 minutes or so, so it would make sense that intense poetic writing would only come in short bursts usually for most people. does anyone else share my feelings about this, or have any totally different approaches to writing?

  • Ray Quesada (10/21/2012 11:11:00 PM) Post reply

    another important announcement - R.I.P. Jack Kerouac.

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