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Hölderlin Interpretations

Last night and this evening I’ve been writing interpretations of sections from Hölderlin, especially from Brod und Wein. I admire Hölderlin enormously. I wonder why he hasn’t had a vogue here? 651 more words

Prompt for RWJ, Prompt 294

I’m drawn to Robert Bly’s poems. They have a clean, meditative quality like a Chinese painting. Imagistic and anti-intellectual, spiritual but not religious.
Do you gravitate toward this kind of style? 222 more words


What Writing Is

Right from the track one felt
reasonably adept to write,
back up what’s to be said.
But language unfurled in one’s
mind then clumped up–so ugh. 307 more words


It's the Dream We Carry

It’s the Dream
Translated from the Norwegian by Robert Bly

Some poems become touchstones, words you carry with you and turn over and over in your mind. 77 more words


Thank you Robert Bly

Thank you Robert Bly

imagine someone comes to your door

tells you

you are forgiven

hands you the keys


the Kingdom

the moment

you reach out…

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Short story: The Black Cat by Edgar Allan Poe, listened to through Librivox. Recommended.

Poem: Wanting Sumptuous Heavens by Robert Bly, listened to on the Poem of the Day podcast. 20 more words

The Ray Bradbury Challenge

Leaping Poetry, or When Poems Make Like Frogs

The sedentary reader is often moved by his discoveries. Recently I learned about a style of writing Robert Bly referred to as “leaping poetry.” In 1975, he defined it as “a long floating leap from the conscious to the unconscious and back again, a leap from the known part of the mind to the unknown part and back to the known.” 619 more words