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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


Walking dark alleys for a purposeful existence

While we might love adventures, we are unwilling to venture into scary places where the unknown or ‘other’ exists, and we unfortunately deprive ourselves.

Darkness has a negative connotation. 956 more words

Dark And Light

with our opposable thumbs

Wanting Sumptuous Heavens
Robert Bly

No one grumbles among the oyster clans,
And lobsters play their bone guitars all summer.
Only we, with our opposable thumbs, want… 41 more words


Both God & the Devil Are in the Details

Years ago, when I decided to dip a toe in the poetry waters, I purchased a book that has since become a favorite due to its practicality: Ted Kooser’s… 639 more words