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1999 Poem Index

By Wil C. Fry

All poems are Copyright 1999 by Wil C. Fry. All rights reserved.


Feb. 20, 1999:The Long-Spurned Friend of the Tortured Soul (“Hope”)
 
March 4, 1999, 14:27:Cocoon
 
May 7, 1999, night:P.S.Y.C.H.O.S.I.S. (“The Night Life Scene”)
May 22, 1999:Separating The Tales
 
July 8, 1999:Enjoy The Trip
July 26, 1999, 22:15:Out Here
July 26, 1999, 22:30:My Love
July 26, 1999, 22:40:Find You
July 29, 1999:This Mountain
 
Aug. 1, 1999:Untitled (“Putrescence”)
Aug. 21, 1999:Harry
Aug. 30, 1999:They Say
 
Sept. 1, 1999:Ha! Ha!
Sept. 5, 1999, 15:00:Soul To Break
Sept. 6, 1999, 22:30:Karisa
Sept. 7, 1999, 03:03:Enough
Sept. 8, 1999, 05:00:Got Lost
Sept. 15, 1999:Untitled (“I Know You Tell Me”)
Sept. 16, 1999, 20:00:Footnote
Sept. 18, 1999:Prostitute’s Smile
Sept. 21, 1999, 04:24:Something In Return
Sept. 21, 1999, 15:20:Need To Know
Sept. 22, 1999, 09:03:I Want To
Sept. 25, 1999, 04:19:Just A Dream
Sept. 25, 1999, 04:51:Only Her
Sept. 28, 1999, 09:15:Pedestal
Sept. 28, 1999, 09:40:A Heart
Sept. 28, 1999, 09:53:A Spark
Sept. 28, 1999, 20:00:Not Knowing
Sept. 28, 1999, 20:30:When I Go
Sept. 28, 1999, 21:00:Ever Said That
Sept. 30, 1999, 18:11:These Are The Things
 
Oct. 1, 1999, 21:00:Cataclysmic
Oct. 2, 1999, 00:07:Portal
Oct. 2, 1999, 22:40:Smoke
Oct. 4, 1999, 01:10:I Don’t Think I Can
Oct. 5, 1999, 21:15:Tuesday
Oct. 5, 1999, 22:30:No Valuable Lessons
Oct. 6, 1999, 01:30:Out of Joint
Oct. 9, 1999, 00:31:Dreamy Autumn Nights
Oct. 10, 1999, 01:53:What I Think About
Oct. 10, 1999, 23:16:Justified
Oct. 17, 1999, 23:00:the last kiss
Oct. 17, 1999, 23:30:Treasure
Oct. 23, 1999:Frail Canoe
Oct. 23, 1999, 14:49:Spectacle of Aching
Oct. 25, 1999, 03:45:Week of My Life
Oct. 28, 1999, 03:13:Languish
Oct. 30, 1999, 06:00:D-I-V-I-D-E-D Thoughts
Oct. 30, 1999, 06:18:Ostrich Urinate (“Do You Really Want To Know?”)
Oct. 30, 1999, 06:37:Wrinkling Shepherds
Oct. 30, 1999, 09:03:Untitled
 
Nov. 3, 1999, 23:08:STILL
Nov. 3, 1999, 23:40:Bad Timing
Nov. 4, 1999:the search for pleasure
Nov. 16, 1999, 02:08:SHRUG
Nov. 20, 1999, 02:50:Tidbits
Nov. 20, 1999, 03:25:Once, But Now
Nov. 20, 1999, 03:35:Untitled
Nov. 22, 1999, 04:21:They Fit
Nov. 23, 1999:Untitled
Nov. 27, 1999, 03:45:Untitled (“A Path Is Set”)
 
Dec. 2, 1999, 04:30:Untitled
Dec. 2, 1999, 04:35:Untitled
Dec. 2, 1999, 04:40:Untitled
Dec. 5, 1999, 05:50:Untitled (“Illusion”)
Dec. 5, 1999, 06:05:No Disney People
Dec. 10, 1999, 01:00:Retirement
Dec. 10, 1999, 03:07:Bumpy
Dec. 11, 1999, 15:30:So Vile
Dec. 14, 1999, 22:00:Nite Life; Asher & University
Dec. 16, 1999, 16:00:Buckets
Dec. 21, 1999, 04:17:Untitled
Dec. 21, 1999, 04:26:Insomnia
Dec. 21, 1999, 04:35:Insomnia II
Dec. 28, 1999, 02:00:Black Cat
Dec. 29, 1999, 05:00:Too Much To Mend



I wrote 77 poems in 1999, my fourth-highest yearly total, behind 2000, 2001, and 1990, respectively. Only four of them were written in the first five months of the year, and then I began to hit my stride in summer, partly due to the influence of K.L.M. But it wasn't until September, when she grew distant (and left in October) that the words came gushing out in a flow that didn't slow until late in 2001 and didn't end entirely until the summer of 2002.

More than half of all the poems I ever wrote (as of 2014) were part of this massive two-year burst.

Also, early in 1999, the reader starts to see veiled, hesitant references to the removal of religious thinking and a fading belief in a god. By September it was more obvious: "I am only one more soul that has walked that road, and found it to be lacking" (from Enough). I referred to God as sleeping, deaf, absent, and as a "genie". By November, I admitted: "Who knows what the Purpose is? Not I" (from No Disney People), and in December, I wrote that I couldn't feel "Heaven's touch". This was a huge step for me, to challenge my previous beliefs, the very foundations of my world. It was not to be conclusive at this time. That would wait another decade.