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Poem Against the British

Here is Robert Bly’s “Poem Against the British” from Silence in the Snowy Fields (1953):

The wind through the box-elder trees
Is like rides at dusk on a white horse,

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Literary Quotes

What Things Want, by Robert Bly

You have to let things
Occupy their own space.
This room is small,
But the green settee
Likes to be here.
The big marsh reeds, 26 more words

Writer's Mail

Writer’s Mail
Tuesdays with Story
January 7, 2015

“With my last breath, I’ll exhale my love for you. I hope it’s a cold day, so you can see what you meant to me.” 645 more words


Guard Duty by Tomas Tranströmer

Listen: if you are writing, then you are a writer. That’s it. That’s all there really is. It took me a long time to finally embrace the truth of it, but here I am. 723 more words

Robert Bly

Great poetry always has something of the grandiose in it. It’s as if American poets are now so distrustful of the grandiose and so afraid to be thought grandiose that they cannot even imagine great poetry.

– Robert Bly


Prolegomena on Haiku

a haiku is an explosion. it isn’t a form. the form and structure restrain and constrain the expression, but without that burst of sound, it rings hollow. 330 more words