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A Home in Dark Grass by Robert Bly

Fretting again. Throwing clothes in my luggage again. Unearthing then refolding, then unearthing them again. Wondering which books to bring. Why I’m bringing them in the first place. 200 more words


Two poems

Afternoon Sleep


I was descending from the mountains of sleep.

Asleep I had gazed east over a sunny field,

And sat on the running board of an old Model A. 289 more words


What Mystics Know

That tiny red spider might think I’m God, because I’m so big, Paula Northwood mused one day as a teen. “Then something clicked . . . 34 more words


NaPoWriMo: Day 11

NaPoWriMo: Day 11

Today we’ll start with a story. When Bill Moyers was interviewing Robert Bly, the writer told him a story about how hard it was to get back into writing poetry after writing and successfully publishing his prose book, … 177 more words

Poem A Day

Oceans by Juan Ramón Jiménez

Lunch under the sunshine, singing in the afternoon, and conversations in the evening. It has been a good day, and too precious to share at the moment. 76 more words


Brothers and Sisters Are We

I just finished a thought-provoking book called The Sibling Society,* written by Robert Bly, a poet and translator. The main premise of the book is that American society and culture are on a downward trend, and the author illustrates his point using examples from poetry and classical mythology from all over the world.** Bly argues that modern humans, because of their cultural and social environment, are no longer becoming true “adults,” but that they are stuck in a permanent adolescent stage, hence leading to a society of squabbling siblings instead of a world where mature communication and honest intellectual debate abound. 779 more words


It is surely a great calamity for a human being to have no obsessions. – Robert Bly http://dlvr.it/KpNtRn