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Martin Amis: The Problem with Political Correctness

“Laughter always forgives… What we eventually run up against are the forces of humourlessness, and let me assure you that the humourless as a bunch don’t just not know what’s funny, they don’t know what’s serious. 141 more words


"A Third Body" (a poem by Robert Bly)

A Third Body

A man and a woman sit near each other, and they do not long
at this moment to be older, or younger, nor born… 107 more words


Reactive Haiku 6

Early fall –
the sea and the rice fields
all one green

I return to this idea of writing green. It sticks in my mind. 108 more words

Poem Against the British

Here is Robert Bly’s “Poem Against the British” from Silence in the Snowy Fields (1953):

The wind through the box-elder trees
Is like rides at dusk on a white horse,

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Literary Quotes

What Things Want, by Robert Bly

You have to let things
Occupy their own space.
This room is small,
But the green settee
Likes to be here.
The big marsh reeds, 26 more words