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With foresight, we may see where problems lurk And root them out before they start to grow Yet often life’s mysteriously dark And what we reap is what another sowed. In hindsight, this seems obvious and plain. But some can … Continue reading
https://thesmartset.com/inside-the-mind-of-poetry/ “The greatest lines in poetry are infinitely quotable while having no definite meaning. What is a mind of winter, and why must one have one? It doesn’t matter. Wallace Stevens’ greatness lay in his ability to produce these … Continue reading
After many hours of patient thought An image of bright power came to my mind Enabled by techniques my study bought Without such language, anyone is blind. A fever and intensity of will Made my brain catch fire and flash, ignite. … Continue reading
https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/rational-and-irrational-thought-the-thinking-that-iq-tests-miss/ Rational and Irrational Thought: The Thinking That IQ Tests Miss Why smart people sometimes do dumb things By Keith E. Stanovich on January 1, 2015 Credit: ISTOCKPHOTO IN BRIEF Who are You Calling “Smart”? Traditional IQ tests miss some of … Continue reading
http://bostonreview.net/vivian-gornick-hannah-arendt-on-being-jewish The Jewish Writings is a collection of Arendt’s articles and essays written between 1932 and 1966. For this reviewer, they come as a revelation. I had never understood, exactly, the mental road Arendt traveled to get to … Continue reading
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/arts-and-entertainment/wp/2013/06/20/why-is-modern-poetry-so-bad/?utm_term=.58189c0d2410 “Our poets today are too timid to say, “‘we,’ to go plural and try to strike a major note . . . on any fundamental truth of human experience.” Unimpressed by or unaware of any poets who … Continue reading