Episode 21: Comprehend Yourself

The Poet (delayed)

Apr 7 2023 • 1 hr 39 mins

In the summer of 1991, I nearly drown at Deer Creek Reservoir near Heber City, Utah. My poem, Comprehend Yourself, is a summary of that event, and in this episode of The Poet (delayed), Mechelle Wingle and I discuss that poem and its meaning and meanings. COMPREHEND YOURSELF I know, As I floated above a watery grave - alone and exhausted, With no one aware and No strength to deliver myself That despite your worlds without number With their countless inhabitants, You knew And delivered me. I'd love to hear what you have to say about the episode including thoughts on the poetry and the topics that were discussed. You can email me at poetdelayed@gmail.com. My first book of poetry, My Mother Sleeps, is availabe for purchase at The King's English Bookshop (https://www.kingsenglish.com/search/author/%22Edgar%2C%20Scott%20R.%22) and Amazon.com (http://www.amazon.com/Scott-R.-Edgar/e/B0B2ZR7W41%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share) Holding my book at The King's English Bookshop https://files.fireside.fm/file/fireside-uploads/images/b/b1c4f464-ff8b-4fd1-8632-8c458a232c1a/olfoSxre.jpeg Cover Photo/header by Photo of the boy in the water by Noah Buscher on Unsplash Special Guest: Mechelle Wingle.