Here we are, all you spies and double agents. Can you be the first person to crack the code and solve who the mystery poet is? The first person to correctly guess our mystery poet will win a free entry to the Vallum Award for Poetry 2014: http://vallummag.com/contestrules.html
This week's cipher: ZGKDBMG MEG AXWWBCL KCUS
And our hint of the week: A box without hinges, key or lid and yet golden
treasure inside is hid. GLL
Be sure to cross reference your clues with Week 1 in order to break the cipher!
The manic weather this year has taken its toll on people. More than one is whispering "apocalypse." Hopefully our cryptographs will provide you with some respite, and distract you from a world of turmoil. Thanks to Vallum intern, Devon Gallant, for his brilliance with brain challenges. -------- Here is a poem by Robert Creeley that filled the void I was in today, the only thing that settled. And even though the poem ends with separation, its words form an alliance between poet and reader that is based on mutual self-understanding. And that is what makes one feel better. That is what poetry does for those who can hear it. /ez
Some (c) Robert Creeley
You have not simply insisted on yourself nor argued the irrelevance of any one else. You have always wanted to be friends, to be one of many. Persuaded life even in its largeness might be brought to care, you tried to make it care, humble, illiterate, awkward gestured. So you thought, as inevitable age approached, some loved you, some. You waited for some wind to lift, some thing to happen, proving it finally, making sense more than the literal, still separate.
Published in 2006 by University of California Press. The Collected Works of Robert Creeley 1975-2005.