FROM THE INTRODUCTION TO MY AUTOBIOGRAPHY
Everyone should be encouraged
To write the history of their own life
Even if it has no literary value -
And they did nothing of consequence in it.
The books could all be put in some library somewhere
Like pots in a crematorium, and taken down occasionally
By idlers, or interested parties.
Of course, each autobiography would contain
A great deal of fantasy, particularly in the area
Of self-approbation, but still,
It would be a kind of resource, like old maps
Of places that no longer exist,
Or collections of used bus tickets
THE CUL-DE-SAC LESS TRAVELLED by Ray Diamond
Ray Diamond's first collection, "The Runner of Little Races" was described by John Hegley as "a very good book". (John Hegley is well-known for his terseness!)
Ray's poems are absurdist, philosophical, irreverent, darkly comic, and always true to his unique world.
The prologue to Ray Diamond's second collection speaks for his intentions:
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