Embracing the world with positive creativity since Sept 2007.
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This is the second poem for my second pocket, Rilke’s first Duino Elegy as translated by Stephen Mitchell, an exceptional wordsmith in his own right. The YouTube video is from PoeticTouch2012 who maintains a superb collection of poetry recitals:…Continue
Posted on April 18, 2013 at 6:32pm — 2 Comments
Today could very well be called Poems Everywhere Day since poems are popping up on lunch bags, billboards, in emails, slipped into purses, and yes, tucked into pockets. Carrying only one seemed insufficient to me so I chose two favorites. This is the first one:…
Posted on April 18, 2013 at 6:17pm — 1 Comment
(Image of Qatari poet Ibn al Dheeb provided by RT Online)
Have you ever considered the potential danger of expressing passionate creativity within an environment where an inspired impulse could lead to a sentence of life in prison? It is…Continue
Posted on January 18, 2013 at 11:40am — 6 Comments
If in the midst of mannequin bombs
disemboweling pregnant insanity,
a poem of love should seduce your lips,…
Posted on December 8, 2012 at 4:00pm — 5 Comments
Call William Shakespeare the ultimate literary enigma and you just might be right. On top of the controversial debates over whether it was he or…
Posted on April 23, 2012 at 8:30am — 3 Comments
It has become commonplace to describe the South African poet Ingrid Yonker (Sept 19, 1933 – July 19, 1965) as her…
Posted on April 10, 2012 at 8:30am
1986 Associated Press photo of Adrienne Rich in Chicago holding award certificate for the Ruth Lily Poetry Prize.
It is a very rare thing for a poet to embody simultaneously the classical and modern…Continue
Posted on April 3, 2012 at 8:30pm — 4 Comments
Scholars, lovers, and the lonely-hearted all know poetry in their own way and all have their own very lovely relationships with it. But who have a more passionate relationship with poetry than poets themselves? These quotes are presented in honor of their voices and their inspiring dedication to "the flower of language."
“If there were no poetry on any day in the world, poetry would be invented that day. For there would be…Continue
Posted on March 21, 2012 at 6:30pm — 4 Comments
Korean poet Kim Chi-Ha.
Kim Chi-Ha is a Korean poet who was born in 1941 and whose dedication to the expressions of truth and courage in his work has cost him his freedom for most of his adult life. Thanks to modern translations of his poetry and some prose by dedicated…Continue
Posted on March 21, 2012 at 2:30pm — 7 Comments