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Are you there?

She said:

What do you think about when you hear the word camp?

I said:

Auden

And realized though we were speaking the same language, we were speaking completely different dialects, our thoughts passing each other like spaceships in the night.

Reflections

Dogs & lions

By chance, I encountered the poem “Thorn Leaves in March” by W.S. Merwin (1956, Poetry magazine) a day ago and felt levels of resonance such as poems can evoke. 316 more words

Poetry

When Worrying Helps

Bob Marley’s hit song “Everythings Gonna Be Alright,” delivered with hypnotic reggae beat, buoys our spirits when we travel troubled waters:

Don’t worry about a thing… 456 more words

Reflections

Weekly poem project: the clerihew

Is the term “light verse” a polite euphemism for “bad poetry”? I am starting to think so. Take, for example, the clerihew.

Brett Maxwell, a recent acquaintance whom I’m a bit afraid I’m going to offend here, suggested that I take on the clerihew as part of my Weekly Poem Project (if you’re new to the blog, you can read a description of the project… 953 more words

Weekly Poem Project

W H AUDEN QUOTE

W H AUDEN QUOTE
“A poet is, before anything else, a person
who is passionately in love with language.”
W.H. Auden (1907-1973)

This quote from one of my favorite poets… 224 more words

Poetry

Music + Poetry= AWESOME (Part 2)

In the last lesson of this unit of Program Music, we began by analysing these lines from the poem, Woods in Rain by W.H. Auden: 367 more words

Literature