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"For what is a poem but a hazardous attempt at ..."

“For what is a poem but a hazardous attempt at self-understanding: it is the deepest part of autobiography.”

– Robert Penn Warren, writer, novelist, poet, literary critic

Writer

“History is all explained by geography.”

—Robert Penn Warren, novelist and poet (24 Apr 1905-1989) .


Thought For Today

"Suspended, like a prehistoric fly"

The title of this post is from Rainer Maria Rilke’s poem “Black Cat” (“Schwarze Katze“). Although the cat in this photo (Pollux, guardian of the… 262 more words

Education

Lightly child, lightly.

I dreaded dawn’s first light.
I did not know what it might say
Of life’s long tangle, or, now finally,
Of the lonely world.

Might dawn yet say: 82 more words

Inspire

Book review of Essbaum's Hausfrau: NOT a modern Anna Karenina story

A couple of weeks ago I found two books at my local library using one of my common techniques for choosing books—browsing randomly. These books were in a corner of the library set aside for a summer reading club. 1,501 more words

Books

Book review of Essbaum's Hausfrau: NOT a modern Anna Karenina story

A couple of weeks ago I found two books at my local library using one of my common techniques for choosing books—browsing randomly. These books were in a corner of the library set aside for a summer reading club. 1,502 more words

Book Reviews

mortal limit :: robert penn warren

I saw the hawk ride updraft in the sunset over Wyoming.
It rose from coniferous darkness, past gray jags
Of mercilessness, past whiteness, into the gloaming… 102 more words

Poems