Poetry | Going Home the Longest Way Around by Pat Schneider

GOING HOME THE LONGEST WAY AROUND We tell stories, build from fragments of our lives maps to guide us to each other. We make collages of the way it might have been had it been as we remembered, as we think perhaps it was, tallying in our middle age diminishing returns. Last night the lake […]

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Poetry | who knows if the moon’s a balloon by e e cummings

who knows if the moon’s a balloon,coming out of a keen city in the sky–filled with pretty people? ( and if you and I should get into it,if they should take me and take you into their balloon, why then we’d go up higher with all the pretty peoplethan houses and steeples and clouds: go […]

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Poetry | So You Want to Be a Writer ~ Charles Bukowski

So You Want To Be A Writer ~ Charles Bukowski if it doesn’t come bursting out of you in spite of everything, don’t do it. unless it comes unasked out of your heart and your mind and your mouth and your gut, don’t do it. if you have to sit for hours staring at your computer screen […]

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Poetry | What to Remember When Waking ~ David Whyte

What to Remember When Waking by David Whyte In that first hardly noticed moment in which you wake, coming back to this life from the other more secret, moveable and frighteningly honest world where everything began, there is a small opening into the new day which closes the moment you begin your plans. What you can […]

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Poetry | Advice to Writers ~ Billy Collins

Advice to Writers by Billy Collins Even if it keeps you up all night, wash down the walls and scrub the floor of your study before composing a syllable. Clean the place as if the Pope were on his way. Spotlessness is the niece of inspiration. The more you clean, the more brilliant your writing […]

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Poetry | Let Them Sleep ~ Rumi

Those who don’t feel this Love pulling them like a river, Those who don’t drink dawn like a cup of spring water or take in sunset like supper, Those who don’t want to change, let them sleep. This Love is beyond the study of theology, that old trickery and hypocrisy. If you want to improve […]

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