A strange vagabond.......

Within you is your native land.
So search none other, never more depart.
You are never homeless in your heart.
-Tempest Livesey

As one might surmise from viewing my writing, i'm far more of an appreciator of great poetry than i am an exponent thereof.
My name derives from a combination of genetic ties to the Greek island of Crete and geographical ties to the great United State of Maine.
I believe poetry to be the most genuine of art forms. Although it is easy enough for anyone to scribble a few vague lines and name it poesy, true appreciation of the genre is strictly a labor of love.
Among the literary food groups, poetry is the red meat, with short stories ranking as potatoes and novels representing salad. It is sumptuous, savory, satisfying, and takes a lifetime to digest.

Even if blood appears
or black
it's red,
coruscant through my
as i mess
with your head.

'Everywhere I go I find a poet has been there before me.'
-Sigmund Freud

'I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.'
-Mark Twain

'It is difficult/to get the news from poems/yet men die miserably every day/for lack/of what is found there.'
-William Carlos Williams; Asphodel, That Greeny Flower

'I have seen all the works that are done under the sun; and, behold, all is vanity and a striving after wind.'
-Ecclesiastes 1: 14

'And what can be foolisher than this? '
-William Blake


Cretan Maineiac Poems

Baseball: Opening Day

Muggy today, a
pop of the mitt, a whiff of
the grass, swish of the
bat in the April air,... more »

Know Holds Bard

To fix a headlock on a
metaphor, or
clamp a full nelson on a... more »


Crisis nags like a baying hound
at those who wear it as a crown... more »

Cretan Maineiac Quotes

Comments about Cretan Maineiac

Nakitta LAWRENCE 31 May 2016 02:17
I love it
Emancipation Planz 27 Jun 2008 08:15
The poem’s cjm produce are never lynear … he is adept at taking you on wonderful journeys that other’s would never planz… tis full of pixilated promise… aroha xx
Michael Shepherd 08 May 2007 01:59
[You/the public] deserve [your] publishing, he said, hope you get that soon. Respect.