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Two rivers, a continent

Some things I’ve lost:

My heart (little pieces of it, most of which I have never recovered)

My patience (luckily, this seems to replenish automatically) 208 more words


Poetry & backstory

My primary interests on this site are consciousness, nature, philosophy, the arts, and poetry in particular. Recently, poetry has been taking a backseat to other concerns; but poetry has a way of constantly asserting itself into my consciousness–of whatever that may consist (see previous posts for wrestling with… 585 more words


Lit rec #223: Before the poetry, a sad tragic childhood (1950s).

‘The art of losing isn’t hard to master.’ Perseverance, humility, cleverness. My favorite villanelle. “ONE ART” by Elizabeth Bishop


I’ve been trying for a couple weeks now to write about truth and lies, facts and opinions, but I keep getting stuck, so I’ll share some poetry instead. 601 more words

The art of losing

Well, the move is over. I live in a different house now. I have woken up for the last four days and said, “This is where you live,” and tried to make sense of that. 1,090 more words


Houses That Jack Built

This is the farmer sowing his corn,
That kept the cock that crowed in the morn,
That waked the priest all shaven and shorn,
That married the man all tattered and torn, 1,407 more words

Ezra Pound

Poetry Spotlight: Contributor Lloyd Schwartz

Photo by Michael J. Lutch

Acclaimed poet Lloyd Schwartz’s long-awaited fourth full collection of poems, Little Kisses, has recently been released by the University of Chicago Press. 3,045 more words

Poetry Interviews