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Wednesday, February 01, 2023

How peculiar (Percy)

What the novelist notices is not how awful the happenings are but how peculiar it is that people don't seem to notice how awful the happenings are.

Walker Percy, Signposts In A Strange Land

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About poetry

What I like best about poetry is the precision. The rest of life tells you there's no such thing as perfection. Poetry says there's no such thing as almost right.

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Tuesday, January 31, 2023

The purpose of life

The purpose of life, or at least what makes it bearable, is to discover sources of satisfaction from which you can construct at least an intermittent contentment.

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New poems

+15

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Monday, January 30, 2023

The fanatics

The fanatics make fanatics of us all.

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The value of love

When there is absolutely no love in your life,
then you know the value of love.

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Nightmare world

How much of our world is built of fearful people's nightmares.

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Sunday, January 29, 2023

A strange thing (Chambers)

It was always a strange thing, coming home. Coming home meant that you had, at one point, left it and, in doing so, irreversibly changed. How odd, then, to be able to return to a place that would always be anchored in your notion of the past. How could this place still be there, if the you that once lived there no longer existed?

Becky Chambers, A Prayer For The Crown-Shy

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Saturday, January 28, 2023

Freedom & prosperity

Freedom and prosperity are not inherently linked, but we should endeavor at all times to pair them.

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New poems

+15

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Friday, January 27, 2023

Desire

Desire is a synonym for life.

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Thursday, January 26, 2023

A poetry

I don't want a poetry of recitation;
I want a poetry of inquiry.

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On superstition

The compulsive nature of superstition should make it immediately suspect.

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Every moment

Every moment, lost, becomes an eternal memorial of loss.

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Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Every villain

Every villain is somebody's hero.

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Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Sincere striving

Sincere striving doesn't rely on sterile relics.

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New poems

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Monday, January 23, 2023

The Calendar of Heresies

My newest book of poetry, The Calendar of Heresies, is now out! Had fun making the cover of this one using Midjourney. Those wishing to purchase a copy may do so at Amazon.

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Sunday, January 22, 2023

Never

Affinity can never be compulsory.

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Saturday, January 21, 2023

The point of grammar

The point of grammar is not to restrict nuance.

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