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Tips for poets

https://www.writersdigest.com/writing-articles/20-best-tips-poets   Extracts 1. The second thing I’d say is you must read old stuff. Dante, Herrick, Donne, Pope, Dickinson…Gertrude Stein, William Carlos Williams, Marianne Moore. Read voraciously! And read aloud.” – Aaron Belz, author of Glitter Bomb” 2. “Always be writing … Continue reading

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Where is the world?

The boundary of my self is my own skin Fragile, and so sensitive,  yet home Most of what I call me dwells within Some may have it thicker, some too thin Some are cautious, some  have heavier bones The boundary … Continue reading

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A man waits, sleepless, anxious and unsure

In the Garden of  Gethsemane A man waits, sleepless, anxious and unsure Wanting to escape his destiny From the Garden of  Gethsemane Oh,Lord,oh God, have mercy upon me Save me from the world’s barbarity. Make my heart and motives clean … Continue reading

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Anne Lamott’s writing tips

https://writingcooperative.com/anne-lamotts-top-13-writing-tips-7577eb5d5c24   8. Writing is fueled by hard work rather than innate talent. “I know some very great writers, writers you love who write beautifully and have made a great deal of money, and not one of them sits down routinely feeling wildly … Continue reading

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The philosophy of poetry

https://philosophynow.org/issues/114/The_Philosophy_of_Poetry Extract: In his introduction to this collection of essays, its editor John Gibson tells us that the emphasis here is on modern poetry. In modern poetry, meaning is latent rather than overt, or is put into question, and any … Continue reading

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The lost embrace

The sparrows sing as if to draw me to The present moment’s gravity and grace Our contemplation of life’s nature new What other attitude is worthwhile now That I no longer see your loving face? The sparrows sing as if … Continue reading

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I make my submission to the dark

A dozen needles penetrate my skin Circling round my navel like  they’re sharks What comes out will  pacify what’s in Is having acupuncture, like, a sin? This circle is  a little needle park A dozen steel pins penetrate my skin … Continue reading

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Meter bends the time.

My lover went to Lapland for he found  my love too warm You  porcupine, he hollered out, I prefer a seal Are you sure.I questioned him, for I did not wish him harm I need to get away from you, … Continue reading

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Oiling the agenda  and the wheels

Fidgeting is exercise of sorts Shouting words  that are considered coarse Sex is better  standing on your head Gravity is  better than your bed. Skipping classes, running out of milk Jumping in alarm, or clicking links Walking out on lovers … Continue reading

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Stan and Mary see a naked woman

After dinner Mary and Stan  often went for a longish walk.They liked to go to a road where the richer people  of Britain lived.,where there were some Georgian houses and one Tudor house. At dusk they would stroll by looking … Continue reading

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