Author Archives: Victor

MURRAY TOEWS AND LETTERS D, E, F

Thanks to donors I’ve been able to contract Murray Toews as Art Director for video casts D, E, F, (for episodes 4, 5 and 6 if you prefer counting) by the Mad Phoenician, namely, me. A single  letter from my Abject Alphabet launches  up to seven different elements, running 10-11 minutes an episode  in total.

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Last Night I Dreamed I Was Two-Faced

Last night I dreamed I was a reluctant lieutenant  in the Russian Army in Moscow in WW2. I was a two sided personality, a toady that always seemed to comply with every order to give me latitude to steal the art works that were being “saved” from cities under siege. Nobody really knew what I

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RIDDLE ME

Published: October 4, 2018 | Edit Published in Transition 2009 like a wet dahlia in the rain like the trace of a purple felt marker like hammers hitting the strings of a badly tuned piano like the echo of boots stomping downstairs as if it mattered like a no account derelict with an open hand

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BLUES IN THE WATERFRONT

A forgettable day, except for knocking my coffee flying. Unrelated. Probably need to purge my cache.Unrelated. My kitchen smells like a kitchen back in the day; pork chops, potatoes, carrots. Related. A pear for desert, the exception. Unrelated. No soup today. Listening to Holger Peterson CBC Blues show. Related. The blues I write are too

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WAR ALL THE TIME

losing time I look for a pattern in the dead. There may be an answer in the spent ammunition. Time, yes, it’s gone ejected like a casing emptied of lead. From Afghanistan Confessions Marked manuscript available under Archives – A. Armies and empires come and go, War constant.

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Whereabouts

I have completed acceptable first two draft ghazals inspired by String Quartets 1 & 2 by R.Murray Schaffer, cognizant of what I’m learning from Ravishing DisuUities and Hungry Listening. I enjoy composing in modern ghazal forms, and have plenty to learn. The rhyme scheme is more comfortable with every outing, and the disunity between couplets is

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TODAY

Today I could smash five clocks, more if I could afford them.  Instead why not look at my first video-cast IN THE TIME ZONE with Victor Enns on my website under MLIP (My Life in Pieces) and then because B comes after A, the second episode called “Some Assembly Required” featuring a heart-breaking story of

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November 15, 2020 “the condition” by Charles Bukowski from WAR ALL THE TIME Poems 1981- 1984, read by Victor Enns  https://victorenns9.com/annotations/   Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. “suggestion for an arrangement” by Charles Bukowski,  from his collection WAR ALL THE TIME – Poems 1981-1984 read by Victor Enns      

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Pain & Death on Sunday

“Stay safe and stay positive.” So I’ve heard. Just take a look around; let’s just be, be breathing and be in any moment we choose. Tell you what. I’ll bring the darkness, you bring the candle to light. These two short poems are by Charles Bukowski. Check out my first annotation (getting its own page)here.

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SPONTANEOUS COMBUSTION

My Internal Combustion It’s been an exhilarating week. I was reminded by one of my selves about stand-alone poems. It had been nearly a year since a conversation with Stuart Ross about his work with Anvil Press and my work. I described a few projects and he with great clarity said I don’t do “project”

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