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A Poem from 1972 Foretold The Present

Monastic Meter   Time Passes So Slowly That souls Become holy By dipping their fingers in wine. . But Somehow The Silence Sets up A defiance So that my own thoughts are not mine. . And Then the Controls Go … Continue reading

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The Mars and Venus Conjunction

Catullus 85 I attempted to translate this poem while in high school. Not my greatest achievement, but I tried to get into the state of mind of Catullus to do it. It didn’t really work for me. Now, all these … Continue reading

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Haiku

Haiku poetry is a style that originated in Japan. According to Wikipedia, it is typically characterized by three qualities: The essence of haiku is “cutting” (kiru). This is often represented by the juxtaposition of two images or ideas and a … Continue reading

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Why I Write…

…SONNETS It’s a question I’ve often asked myself. What is it about iambic pentameter that makes me want to write it? Is it the da-dum, da-dum of a mystery theme song? Or is it the sound of a horse at full … Continue reading

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Marilyn Monroe Liked “To Think in Ink”

As seen on the documentary “Love, Marilyn”.

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Memory: My Mom’s Favourite Rhyme

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Poetry as Semi-Autobiography

Richard Cory There are many theories as to whom Richard Cory refers. Some have suggested that two individuals who lived in Gardiner, Maine (Robinson’s home town) may have been the models for the character: Sedgewick Plummer; and Frank Anne. Some … Continue reading

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Stemming the Tide of History

Doctor Zhivago I read a paperback edition of this novel in the late 60’s after watching the David Lean movie of the same name. I couldn’t have taken every word in because, as I’m reading it again now, from a … Continue reading

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Proverbs 31: Wise Women

An Acrostic Poem In the course of writing poetry over the years, I have employed a technique that helps drive the process of creating sonnets, while ‘hiding’ the meaning in plain sight. I write acrostic poems. What I hadn’t realized … Continue reading

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A Sense of Wonder (fragment)

If you have a detective nature, You will find so much to trace: The words on the page are your Clue that there’s more than just a face, Staring back from the computer screen; You need only search through history … Continue reading

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