Monday, November 19, 2012

on Tom Clark's blog today:


It may be good like it who list
but I do dowbt who can me blame 

for oft assured yet have I myst 
and now again I fere the same 
The wyndy worde[s] the Ies quaynt game
of soden change maketh me agast
for dred to fall I stond not fast
Alas I tred an endles maze
that seketh to accorde two contraries
and hope still & nothing hase
imprisoned in liberte[s]
as one unhard & and still that cries
alwaies thursty & yet and nothing I tast
for dred to fall I stond not fast
Assured I dowbt I be not sure
and should I trust to suche suretie
that oft hath put the prouff in ure
and never hath founde it trusty
nay sir In faith it were great foly
and yet my liff thus I do wast
for dred to fall I stond not fast

Hase: hazard, attempt
ure: use

Thomas Wyatt (1503-1542): It may be good like it who list: transcription from original text (British Library Egerton MS 2711, fol. 22) by Richard Harrier in The Canon of Sir Thomas Wyatt's Poetry, 1975

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

a few of my books

Selected Poems 1960-2012
Collected Sonnets 1970-2012  
The Moon's Memoirs: Collected Short Poems 1960-2012 
Laugh at the End of the Word: Collected Comic Poems
Babblegate: Poems from Childhood  
Love Poems 1960-2012  
Selected Syllabic Verse  
Selected Surrealist Verse  
Never Lend Your Umbrella to a Submarine and Other Poems for Young Readers  
One Hundred Rhyming Poems Selected from the Books of Bill Knott  
Aloft: Poems from the Heights  
Downrhymes: 99 Poems of Defeat Despair and Disappointment
A Salt of Seasons: Winter Spring Summer Fall Poems  
Movie Muse: some Film Poems  
One Hundred Sonnets [—a "Selected Sonnets" in disguise]  
Selected Political Poems 1965-2012  
Cemetery Poems   
I Hate to Write Prosepoems: a Selection 
Bucks on Roses (Selected Quintains)   
Ekphrastiques du mal  
Orphead: Poems after Classical Myths
Forthfable and other poems derived from Biblical Myths
The Condition: Poems about Music, with a few song lyrics appended
3 Verse Plays: The Sewing Machine / Playing Chicken with Van Gogh / Who's There: a Play for Two Sentries 
Plaza de Loco
Excerpts from the Diary of [deleted]
An Incomplete Inventory of Dorian Gray's Closet
The Naomi Poems
Rome in Rome
The Unsubscriber
Aurealism: A Study