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Robert Penn Warren

Never expect to be able to will a poem into existence.
It must happen to you because
You are what you are–
With all your defects. 25 more words

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QUOTES ABOUT KENTUCKY #2

More quotes about the great state of Kentucky.  You can check out our first post of Kentucky quotes here. Photo of Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky… 8 more words

Kentucky

The history of "show, don't tell"

I’ve collected instances of the advice “show, don’t tell” from across time.  Here they are, chronologically.  I’ve blogged a couple of them before.

The Wikipedia page on “ 2,139 more words

Writing

Robert Penn Warren

While out of Time, Timelessness brims
Like oil on black water, to coil out and spread
On the time that seems past and the time that may come, 24 more words

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A TOWERING FIGURE IN POETRY

April is NATIONAL POETRY MONTH (as decreed by the Academy of American Poets in 1996). Can there be any doubt that a poet of my stature* 391 more words

Humor

Poetry and Blackbirds...

Sometime in March I was looking out the kitchen window and saw blackbirds at the feeder.  Grackles?  Cowbirds?  I grabbed the binoculars.  The birds were a deep, glossy black…with a yellow band on the wings, like a racing stripe on a car.  328 more words

Seamus Heaney: "Beyond"

History cannot give us a program for the future, but it can give us a fuller understanding of ourselves, and of our common humanity, so that we can better face the future.” 630 more words