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Lynn Emanuel

Scrape the sun from the wall of  the sky.
Cast the great nets of  autumn over the houses.
Even the throat of  the lily is a dangerous inlet. 48 more words

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Ray Bradbury

One day many years ago a man walked along and stood in the sound of the ocean on a cold sunless shore and said, ‘We need a voice to call across the water, to warn ships; I’ll make one. 164 more words

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Edward Hirsch

And every year there is a brief, startling moment
When we pause in the middle of a long walk home and
Suddenly feel something invisible and weightless… 43 more words

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“Faitheist – How an Atheist Found Common Ground with the Religious” by Chris Stedman

I didn’t like the title of this book. “Faitheist” sounds contrived, and the subtitle describes the book perfectly well. I relented a little on learning that “Faitheist” was first used to Stedman as an insult from an angry atheist who thought Stedman was “soft” on Christianity. 330 more words

Your Vote Does Count

Over the past two years, we have witnessed a presidential election season about which history books will make note. On one side, we have a boisterous outsider candidate that lacks polish and restraint against insulting multiple people. 536 more words

American Culture

Sylvia Plath

Leaving Early

Lady, your room is lousy with flowers.
When you kick me out, that’s what I’ll remember,
Me, sitting here bored as a loepard… 289 more words

Poetry

Jack Spicer

This ocean, humiliating in its disguises
Tougher than anything.
No one listens to poetry. The ocean
Does not mean to be listened to. A drop… 57 more words

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