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On Immersion & Truth Diversion

When i re read this poem, after i listened Robert Pinsky socialized it with another students, it just light up for me.

I believe that all that she’s saying comes out of her own experience; whether by the fact that she has felt and taste the water (immersion) or because her socially acquired knowledge tells her that it would be so: 892 more words


Poetic Forms: Sestina

The sestina is a poetic form consisting of six six-line stanzas and a three-line envoy. It is attributed to twelfth century French troubadour Arnaut Daniel.The six end words of the first stanza cycle in a pattern thusly: 616 more words

Writing Process

Listening Carefully and Watching Intently

I spent part of the Canadian Thanksgiving weekend in Mahone Bay and Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, reading, writing, and taking pictures. (And buying books, at two wonderful independent bookstores, The Biscuit Eater in Mahone Bay and Lexicon Books in Lunenburg….) Here’s what Mahone Bay looked like on Sunday afternoon. 254 more words


Thought of the day

One Art

The art of losing isn’t hard to master;

so many things seem filled with the intent

to be lost that their loss is no disaster. 141 more words


A brush with Kim

We started with an American sentence – 17 syllables – with an encounter with a person.

It’s like an extended Haiku, and for someone who tweets for a living, a fun challenge: 535 more words


The Hairiest Girl in the World

After Clarice Lispector

In the snowy mountains of Asia, the Brazilian explorer Enrique Soto, respected intellectual and renaissance man, came across a community of hardened farmers where the men had backs like black bears and even the women boasted full beards. 2,191 more words


In the Waiting Room

“In the Waiting Room” is a poem written by a girl reflecting on a past experience of waiting in the reception room of a dentist’s office, looking at a 1918 issue of… 1,118 more words

Literary Shenanigans