It takes an imaginative and tender soul too
There is a fine line between being totally ignored one day and bouncing back up in cheers the next. Colin is another hubber from Hubpages… known as Epigramman over there, or just Epi; I, however, have adopted him as “The Epi-man“.
I believe it was during my first week on Hubpages that I received the visit of Colin… or at least, one of my poems did. He shared all that he felt about what he had just read, and he was so cheerful that I remember clearly – though my screen was kind of blurry – shedding a few tears mixed with a big smile.
His work is like his comments: rich. He has a vivid and productive imagination that always leaves me in awe. Today, I read one of his latest creation entitled “Help me, I am in the wrong painting!” and I wondered how he actually managed that. He refers to painters like Picasso and Magritte, put their work in his own world made of verse. He built up an entire story in a poem, and as crazy as this sounds, it works wonders.
letting out a scream
in the frozen landscape
of Munch’s mad dream“
Colin has many qualities and apart from being my friend,he is a poet - chosen by the hubbers of Hubpages as one of the Best Poets in August 2011 – he likes to spook his readers. I actually believe that it diverts him exceedingly to read the “spooked” comments and he probably discuss his strategy to get such a result with the words he has picked before hand. His poems are often set up like movie scenes of old. He is such a “movie monster”…
wearing an eye patch
and his old blind dog
this daunting mystery“
excerpt from “Skeletons in exile“
But one of his true secrets are his epigrams, which gave him his nickname. They are all brilliant, wise and funny – sometimes wisdom mixed with humor gives explosive epigrams.
If I had to chose my favorite epigram, I would be in deep troubles… it seems that I put myself in such a posture after all since you are expecting an excerpt now, aren’t you… let’s see, what about:
was a mess.
you must confess.
Much more exciting
to be discontent
and listen to people
in a vent!“
Epigram “Linguistic unrest”, excerpt from “Linguistic unrest, Houdini’s round trip, the human reflex, preparing for destiny, and the naked truth: 5 epigrams“
Colin Stewart, aka Epigramman is a must read. Every morning, with a nice cup of coffee or tea, it is the best way to start your day.
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