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September 26th, 2015 · Comments Off · Art, Author! Author!, Poetry

(Photo by Steve Rawley) “The Secret of the Sea” Ah! what pleasant visions haunt me As I gaze upon the sea! All the old romantic legends, All my dreams, come back to me. Sails of silk and ropes of sandal, Such as gleam in ancient lore; And the singing of the sailors, And the answer [...]

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Whales! and poem of the day

May 20th, 2014 · Comments Off · Art, Misc., Movies & Pop Culture, Poetry

And the poem of the day, just for you… “I’m Glad the Sky is Painted Blue” anonymous I’m glad the sky is painted blue, And the earth is painted green, With such a lot of nice fresh air All sandwiched in between.”

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poem/pic of the day

June 2nd, 2013 · Comments Off · Art, Poetry

(Photo by Steve Rawley) “Answer to a Child’s Question” by Samuel Taylor Coleridge   Do you ask what the birds say? The sparrow, the dove, The linner and thrush say, “I love and I love!” In the winter they’re silent – the wind is so strong; What is says, I don’t know, but it sings [...]

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poem of the day: “The Mysterious Human Heart”

March 17th, 2012 · Comments Off · Poetry

“The Mysterious Human Heart” by Matthew Dickman The produce in New York is really just produce, oranges and cabbage, celery and beets, pomegranates with their hundred seeds, carrots and honey, walnuts and thirteen varieties of apples. On Monday morning I will walk down to the market with my heart inside me, mysterious, something I will [...]

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QOTD: Patti Smith

November 30th, 2011 · Comments Off · Music, Poetry, Quote of the Day

“When you hit a wall, just kick it in.” — Patti Smith

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QOTD: Yeats

April 13th, 2011 · Comments Off · Poetry, Quote of the Day

“Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.” — William Butler Yeats

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QOTD: Dickinson

April 9th, 2011 · Comments Off · Poetry, Quote of the Day

“The poet lights the light and fades away. But the light goes on and on.” — Emily Dickinson

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on poetry…

April 7th, 2011 · Comments Off · Poetry, Quote of the Day

“There is the view that poetry should improve your life. I think people confuse it with the Salvation Army.” — John Ashbery

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Happy National Poetry Month!

April 1st, 2011 · Comments Off · Poetry

“Poetry is the language in which man explores his own amazement… says heaven and earth in one word… speaks of himself and his predicament as though for the first time. It has the virtue of being able to say twice as much as prose in half the time, and the drawback, if you do not [...]

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QOTD: Plato

March 23rd, 2011 · Comments Off · Poetry, Quote of the Day

“Poetry comes nearer to vital truth than history.” — Plato

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