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Wendell Berry -Do Not Be Ashamed

Do Not Be Ashamed

You will be walking some night

in the comfortable dark of your yard

and suddenly a great light will shine

round about you, and behind you… 213 more words

Favorite Poems: The Jars by Paul Celan

(translated by Pierre Joris)

At the long table of time
God’s jars are boozing.
They guzzle the eyes of the seeing and the eyes of the blind, 45 more words


Here by Danna Faulds

It’s always here, the silent

underpinning, the foundation

beneath the foundation.  When

I reach deep enough into darkness,

inside fear, self-doubt, aversion or

despair, there’s something so intact… 120 more words

Favorite Poems

Favorite Poems: The Black Messengers (Los Heraldos Negros) by César Vallejo

(translated by Rachel Benson)

There are some blows in life so hard… I don’t know!
Blows that seem to come from God’s hatred; as if before them, 141 more words


Tongue Over Teakettle, or, the Pleasures of Surprises in Poetry

I’m reading Stephen Burt’s The Poem Is You, and found myself intrigued and delighted by this poem, whose author was unknown to me: Diane Glancy’s “Hamatawk.” 343 more words

But Don’t Write Poetry!

Go to Tibet
Ride a camel.
Read the bible.
Dye your shoes blue.
Grow a beard.
Circle the world in a paper canoe.
Subscribe to… 131 more words

A Pinch Of Poetry

Ecstatic instances: Why write. Why read.

Reading poems by Larry Levis and Ocean Vuong these past few weeks. Different backgrounds, different cultures, one young, one dead quite young. But I find their work does similar things for me. 424 more words