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National Poetry Month: April 12th

Ode to My Socks by Pablo Neruda (translated by Robert Bly)

Mara Mori brought me
a pair of socks
which she knitted herself
with her sheepherder’s hands, 212 more words


Robert Bly on manhood

‘The most powerful enemies of men’s openness are the corporate men. Three or four years ago there were hundreds of posters in New York one spring saying, “You don’t need to beat a drum or hug a tree to be a man.” At the bottom: “Dewar’s Whiskey.” The corporate world dares to say to young men, knowing how much young men want to be men, that the only requirement for manhood is to become an alcoholic. 32 more words

Surprised by Evening

by Robert Bly

There is unknown dust that is near us,
Waves breaking on shores just over the hill,
Trees full of birds that we have never seen, 91 more words


Quote for Today: Matsuo Bashō

The temple bell stops–
but the sound keeps coming
out of the flowers.

Matsuo Bashō, translated by Robert BlyThe Sea and the Honeycomb: A Book of Tiny Poems, 7 more words

Quote For Today

Transitional Process Sibling To Adult

Many years ago I wrote the above poem with the intention of helping young men recognise the separation that occurs between a little boy’s life sensing skills, which he denies & hides to avoid the dangerous self considered exposure of his fear, instead he seeks his safe survival by holding onto any emotional expressions which are mostly adopted from the model under which he evolves. 410 more words

POETRY: Poems On Wayward Children, et alia

The Prodigal Son’s Brother
Steve Kowit

who’d been steadfast as small change all his life
forgave the one who bounced back like a bad check


Minnesota Men's Conference Searching for the Father | Robert Bly

Robert Bly takes us along on his search for his own father, through wild, joyful, mythic and contemplative poems—discussing the grief upon his death and their relationship ever since, and the ‘young hawk’ that still lives inside himself. 18 more words

Spiritual Lessons