Suborned by Rhyme Volume 2, Incubation - is my journal of the second three months of an unexpected literary journey, documenting the chaotic beginnings of the completely unforeseen rhyming infection. It contains multiple daily sonnets on living, dawn walking, garage building frustrations, and nature experiences which are leavened by longer pieces on Fall Blahs and Rainy Walks, the Viet Nam Cantos completion, Alaska Major Construction Times, and the start of a Historical (and Classic) Book Review.
- Paperback | 162 pages
- 152 x 229 x 10mm | 249g
- 12 Jun 2015
- Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
- United States
- black & white illustrations
About R Straight
I am a mountain boy, fundamentalist escapee, 'Nam vet, sky diver, sailboat builder, sailor, scuba/skin diver, father, soccer player, coach, referee, retired engineer, grandfather, voracious reader, and morning walker. I have lived in 5 states and in 5 countries on 3 continents spending about 13 years overseas before returning to raise a couple of kids and have lived in the same place for the last 30 years As long as I can remember, I have enjoyed reading and hearing action poems, especially Robert Service and Richard Kipling. I had never considered writing poems until about 5 years ago. My kids had gotten me back on the net via Facebook and I was bored at the quality of the comments, including or especially mine. While attempting to pep up a lawn mowing story I accidentally produced a rhyme. I liked the result and tried a few others. It snowballed, and then got completely out of hand. I now have the compulsion somewhat under control, although it still consumes significant amounts of time. I self-inoculate with daily rhyme production and have reduced my major efforts to every couple of weeks or so as the Muse, interest, or anger strikes.