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"Two Drops" by Zbignew Herbert

“Two Drops” by Zbignew Herbert

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Zbigniew Herbert (1924-1998) was born and raised in Lwów, Poland, a city that has at various times been occupied by Ukrainians, the Nazis, and The Soviet Union.  It’s a city that has known war and peace. It was in this city that seemed to be constantly under attack that Herbert came of age.

Shortly before The Soviets took over the city, in 1944, Herbert left what he referred to as his “beloved…

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An Update

As mentioned in my previous post, I’m starting a new blog — a new identity with less exposure to people I know in my real life (and, by that I mean the people that I’ve met, or know well). Obviously many of you who stop by and comment regularly are part of my reality … but, we’re still separated by the vastness of the internet.

My alternative blog is now open — though there is just an “About”…

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Watch: Say goodbye to Middle Earth with the epic trailer for ‘The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies’


Just in case Jackson hadn’t done enough to prove that a 276-page children’s book should be turned into a nine-hour cinematic odyssey, the new trailer continues to pile on the drama as the titular war between the races begins in Middle Earth. 
What Peter Jackson did to keep the movie from feeling padded

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Watch: Say goodbye to Middle Earth with the epic trailer for ‘The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies’

Just in case Jackson hadn’t done enough to prove that a 276-page children’s book should be turned into a nine-hour cinematic odyssey, the new trailer continues to pile on the drama as the titular war between the races begins in Middle Earth. 

What Peter Jackson did to keep the movie from feeling padded

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A Break and A Slight Move

A Break and A Slight Move

 

I didn’t enter the blogging business for money, or for followers, or to win any kind of competition. When I started blogging on LiveJournal, way back in 2004, my entries were mostly of the “Dear Diary” sort, along with the occasional musing. When I migrated to Blogger,…

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"I Die For All Mysterious Things" by Audre Lorde

“I Die For All Mysterious Things” by Audre Lorde

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I do not think that I mentioned on this blog my recent return to school. One would think that since I’m working on a degree in Writing/Poetry that I’d mention it on this blog, dedicated to all things poetry.

I’ve now mentioned it.

I bring it up because of various comments made by my fellow classmates. In discussions about writing poetry, a few classmates have mentioned things like “I’ll try to…

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sesamestreet:

Doin’ the Pigeon. 

sesamestreet:

Doin’ the Pigeon. 

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Poetry: "أمير الحرب / The Warlord" | Joel Amat Güell

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أمير الحرب / The Warlord” by Joel Amat Güell

In the beach four kids are playing,
not aware the end is nigh,
in the beach four kids are running
as the first bomb drops nearby.

Four innocent lives are taken,
in the name of a sacred land,
four families are now broken,
no one lends a…

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Anthropomorphic Tree

Anthropomorphism which is the recognition of human-like characteristics or form in animals, plants or non-living things. This tree, which can be found in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, has roots which have taken a human-like form.

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"Insomnia" by Tristan Corbière

“Insomnia” by Tristan Corbière

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Reading poetry out loud is very important to me. I think it is the key to understanding the full breadth of what poetry is: the use of language. Poetry is about seeing the words on the page, it is about seeing the images the words create, and it is about hearing the sounds that all the letters and words make. Poetry should actively engage your mind, your…

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Quoth The Raven: Rainer Maria Rilke

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"The Quest" by James Wright

“The Quest” by James Wright

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James Wright (1927-1980), is an American poet I’ve recently discovered. Some people like getting new shoes, or a new electronic gadget. Me, I love discovering a big volume of Complete Collected poems. I know some poets are more prolific than others; the muse moves as it will. James Wright’s Above the River: The Complete Poemsis nearly 400 pages worth of fantastic poetry — it is rich in language,…

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Gaza, where you have 58 seconds to live

Gaza, where you have 58 seconds to live

John:

In the midst of all the politics, we often forget that it’s the everyday people that die — not the politicians.

Originally posted on Sixteen Minutes to Palestine:

The sky is clear. There are no clouds to hide the drone coasting above your home. Despite being thousands of meters above you, its camera sees everything. You…

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Originally posted on ILEANA PARTENIE:John:If you like photography … and, if you like to visit…

John:

If you like photography … and, if you like to visit places you’ve never been, then I highly recommend Ileana’s blog. She has a wonderful photographic eye, and she captures Bucharest in ways you’ve never seen. And, I suspect, if you were to visit Bucharest as a tourist, you’d pass all these places by. Bucharest is a city that’s old — and its age can be seen in its buildings. They’re worn, but…

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