Canadian free-verse poet, Alfred Wellington Purdy, said, “a ‘collected poems’ is either a gravestone or a testimonial to survival.”
Wow, that’s deep. As a poet, I find that I am writing a lot based on getting through each moment, day-by-day. Guess that’s what Mr. Purdy meant by it being a testimonial to survival.
While Mr. Purdy is famous for his free verse, I find the challenge of Haiku, much more appealing,so here are my thoughts on SURVIVAL. Thank you to Colleen and Ron for the opportunity to allow my poetic efforts to THRIVE!