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Haiku (Redux)

Originally posted on cdsmiller17:
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…

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A Poem about Love from 1967

Love in the Rain Wind rustling through the trees, Water trickling down the eaves, Rain pattering on the roof: Their sounds are so aloof. . I feel you close to me, Though your eyes I cannot see; Your lips are … Continue reading

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Today is Unusual: My Mind is a Blank Slate

What Shall I Write? Of course, I could always fall back on a good source: my dreams. Last night’s was interesting in that I returned to it after several conscious moments tending to the toilet and calming our two dogs’ … Continue reading

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Was Shakespeare a Freemason?

Shakespeare Tablet The more I research this particular subject matter, the more it seems to be true. Take the text from this online site: The Dedication to the Sonnets The dedication prefixed to Shakespeare’s Sonnets is one of the most … Continue reading

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Was There Anyone More Miserable Than This Man?

Victor Hugo (February 26, 1802 – May 22, 1885) It’s not often that an individual can know exactly when he was conceived, but Victor Hugo did, and he encoded the date into one of his most famous stories. Since Hugo’s … Continue reading

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A Man of Many Talents, Not the Least as an Explorer

Sir Walter Raleigh (January 22, 1552 – Oct 29, 1618) Even though John Lennon cursed him for importing tobacco from the colonies, this gentleman was one of the most famous Englishman to live during the Elizabethan era. The timing of … Continue reading

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More Inspiration or Plagiarism?

Girl From the North Country Scarborough Fair / Canticle “Remember me to one who lives there: she once was a true love of mine.” Which do you prefer? Martin Carthy: the missing link between Dylan and Simon

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Her Barbed Wit was Fueled by Emotional Pain

Dorothy Parker (August 22, 1893 – June 7, 1967) We’ve all read her work, and probably laughed at her witticisms, but do we really know what was going on with her? Dorothy Parker was a writer without equal, but never … Continue reading

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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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