From the ongoing SDFP column Geo-Poetic Spaces
By Ishmael von Heidrick-Barnes
Editor’s Note: San Diego Free Press contributor and poet Karen Kenyon has introduced readers to a number of San Diego poets. One of the iron-clad rules of poetry is that one poet always leads to another. Ish, as we know him, is one of those poets. Since SDFP’s launch in 2012 he has contributed both poems and essays. A few months ago he attended one of our contributor and editor meetings and told us that he has been combining videos with his poetry. The ongoing SDFP series Geo-Poetic Spaces arose from that meeting.
As part of our National Poetry Month coverage, we have asked San Diego poets who contribute to SDFP to provide some insight into why they write poetry. Ish responded: Poetry is breathing. I write because I can’t hold my breath for long without exhaling words. I have to create. For me art is not just a way of living it is life.
Wind strumming up chords
Strolling over Spruce Street bridge
Canyon suspending sound’s scent
A suite for strings struck in steel
Violin Sonata in G Minor (Torno 37)
Somewhere, Edwin Capps is smiling…
For a delightful place a delightful verse, and video too (especially liked the squirrel scurrying along the cable!) …