Category Archives: creativity

The consolation of philosophy by W S Merwin

  https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poetrymagazine/poems/detail/41124 BY W. S. MERWIN Thank you but not just at the moment I know you will say I have said that before I know you have been there all along somewhere in another time zone I studied once … Continue reading

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How even the best writers are affected by bad reviews

I very much like the writer Kenneth Gergen and especially his book, ” The saturated society” http://identitythoughts.wordpress.com/2009/02/11/the-saturated-self-dilemmas-of-identity-in-contemporary-life-kenneth-j-gergen-pt-2/ http://www.qualitative-research.net/index.php/fqs/article/view/553/1198e” I think it’s  beautifully written and explains the bad side of post modernism but also how differently it could be used.He got … Continue reading

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That’s why I said three.

I remember that wool coat she wore even in summer; Blue with ridges of black running horizontally. We walked  along the  bright beach at Rhyl It was Sunday morning;I has a new missal I think I lost it with its … Continue reading

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Emotions overwhelmed before we’d words.

Unable to recount by spoken word What speechless  infancy endured in fear, Through the body pain and hurt are shared. In the doctor’s office, body bared The blood test and the scan are both quite clear Unable to express this pain … Continue reading

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Poetry for beginners

A word here about liking a poem. This should of course be our primary objective and motive. But to like is a function of the critical intelligence, as this passage by W. H. Auden makes clear: As readers, we remain in … Continue reading

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