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Donald Winnicott and Harold Pinter

  “In a remembrance of the writer Harold Pinter that appeared in the Los Angeles Times (and posted on Slow Painting), Charles McNulty included a memorable quote by D. W. Winnicott: But for all his vehemence and posturing, Pinter was … Continue reading

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Why is free verse so popular?

  https://www.poets.org/poetsorg/text/free-verse-poets-glossary   “Free verse is a form of nonmetrical writing that takes pleasure in a various and emergent verbal music. “As regarding rhythm,” Ezra Pound writes in “A Retrospect” (1918): “to compose in the sequence of the musical phrase, … 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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Criticise with love

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/susie-moore/6-reasons-its-good-some-people-dont-like-you_b_8238060.html   There are two types of people we classify as haters. One is a critic who comes from a place of love, another is legitimate hater — one coming from a place of fear or envy. To be criticised … Continue reading

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Grief

  The best way to grieve is to learn how to live a good life without the person you loved  the most

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