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Advice for Writers: Carl Sandburg on Poetry


Here is a short commentary on a piece written by Carl Sandburg entitled Definitions of Poetry, in which the great American Poet lists a series of playfully written definitions for the eccentric craft of the Poet. 886 more words



The little cats come clomping down
The boulevards and streets in town
Their thunderously velvet prancing
Setting shades and stemware dancing
Just the way that fogcats wouldn’t… 41 more words


There is Only One Child in the World

In light of the violence in Paris, the Middle East and Nigeria, much of which is religiously motivated, I would like to share a few thoughts I recently penned down. 236 more words


Required Reading: "Hope Is a Tattered Flag" by Carl Sandburg

Hope is a tattered flag and a dream of time.
Hope is a heartspun word, the rainbow, the shadblow in white
The evening star inviolable over the coal mines, 159 more words


If Sandburg's Cat Were Mine by Dennis Lange

….If Sandburg’s Cat Were Mine

The fog comes silently as if it were
…A pensive cat on little paws.
It looks o’er harbor, town without a purr… 26 more words


Italian Color

My January color investigations would not be complete without devising a color palette inspired by Italy, home of my mother’s ancestors. A trip to Florence and Rome in my college years provided a great appreciation of that country’s art and history. 106 more words

Abstract Art

Photography in the Fog

The past snowfall gave us a grand depth of a bit over two feet. That exciting event included hours of shoveling and roads that were pretty much closed to driving for a while. 639 more words