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All the World's a Stage and All the Men and Women Merely Players

I wanted to begin this blog post with a quote but I am struggling. William Shakespeare was a literary genius and I am finding it impossible to pick a favourite quote to open with so I’ve dotted pictorial versions throughout this post for your viewing delight. 1,004 more words


All Sun All Moon 14


Justis James is a Vampire, the girls are getting nautier
Summer is coming have him organize “The Brujaria”
Chant it when you speak it and make sure he listens… 173 more words


The peaks coughing bouldered / laugher shook to pieces (Ammons)

Ammons, I am noticing, is pulled by the wind and the sea, and sinks into sand. He cannot long avoid them. Even when his attention turns to stones, as in “Coming to Sumer” and “In the wind my rescue is”, the stones are “water modeled sand molded stones” (“Rescue”)—products of the sand and the sea. 628 more words


#123: On Shakespeare's Birthday

Harold Bloom
said that Shakespeare
invented the human.
Bloom’s a blowhard
pretty much but
I think in this case
he might be right.
What writer in English… 108 more words


READING: "Ripper" by Isabel Allende

Blame it on the typo on page 398, but I just can’t like this book.

I am NOT a book snob. As you can tell from my Goodreads lists, I love a good mystery, crime novel, library cozy, whatever. 224 more words


The Man in the Woods by Shirley Jackson

Although, passing away in 1965, the exquisite author Shirley Jackson still persists as one of our great 20th Century American writers. Even after her death, she leaves us with many unpublished works. 376 more words


Rainer Maria Rilke on the writing life

Everything is gestation and then bringing forth. To let each impressions and each germ of a feeling come to completion wholly in itself, in the dark, in the inexpressible, the unconscious, beyond the reach of one’s intelligence, and await with deep humility and patience the birth-hour of a new clarity: that alone is living the artist’s life: in understanding as in creating.