Tag Archives: Poetry

Flowers in the summer, Fires in the fall

Autumn Fires Robert Louis Stevenson In the other gardens And all up in the vale, From the autumn bonfires See the smoke trail! Pleasant summer over, And all the summer flowers, The red fire blazes, The grey smoke towers. Sing … Continue reading

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the impossibility of being human

BEASTS BOUNDING THROUGH TIME Charles Bukowski Van Gogh writing his brother for paints Hemingway testing his shotgun Celine going broke as a doctor of medicine the impossibility of being human Villon expelled from Paris for being a thief Faulkner drunk … Continue reading

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Sleeping in the Forest

Sleeping in the Forest I thought the earth remembered me, she took me back so tenderly, arranging her dark skirts, her pockets full of lichens and seeds. I slept as never before, a stone on the riverbed, nothing between me … Continue reading

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The Favorite Poem Project

I recently discovered a wonderful series of Youtube videos that were filmed for the Favorite Poem Project. The collection of 50 short video documentaries showcases individual Americans reading and speaking personally about poems they love. During the one-year open call for submissions, … Continue reading

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Old Swimmers From Old Places

River Roads by Carl Sandburg Let the crows go by hawking their caw and caw. They have been swimming in midnights of coal mines somewhere. Let ’em hawk their caw and caw. Let the woodpecker drum and drum on a … Continue reading

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We trained some birds to steal their wheat

After a wonderful but all to brief road trip and light news diet, I spent some time catching up on world events. Sadly, the news of the day reminded me of the powerful Thomas Lux poem “The People of the … Continue reading

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The Parable of the Blind

“The Parable of the Blind” by William Carlos Williams This horrible but superb painting the parable of the blind without a red in the composition shows a group of beggars leading each other diagonally downward across the canvas from one … Continue reading

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Poets : the Videogame

 

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The hills are terrible, they hide the truth of the past.

Sunrise by Louise Glück This time of year, the window boxes smell of the hills, the thyme and rosemary that grew there, crammed into the narrow spaces between the rocks and, lower down, where there was real dirt, competing with … Continue reading

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Emily Dickenson Gamified

I have never been much of a gamer, but I had to check out this bizarre video game based on the poetry of Emily Dickenson. Emily Blaster: is a little shooting game in which you attempt to piece together selected … Continue reading

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