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Life &Poetry | 27 Mar 2015


In Memory of Wisława Szymborska Wisława Szymborska created her own craft of writing and her own language that keeps distance from great historical events, the biological conditioning of human existence, the social role of the poet, and also from philosophical systems, ideologies, truths taken on faith, habits, stereotypes and inhibitions. Hers is a language of […]

Poetry | 31 Aug 2013

To see myself, to set the darkness echoing

Poet of The Silent Things.. Seamus Heaney was sipping bourbon during a Boston snowstorm 30 years ago, trying to explain his poetry as an escape from a terrible fear of silence that always haunted him. “What is the source of our first suffering?” he asked, quoting the French philosopher Gaston Bachelard. “It lies in the […]

News &Poetry | 02 Apr 2013

The Idea of Maintaining Symmetry Seems Romantic

New York Times – Haiku -Serendipitous Poetry A collection of poetry algorithmically extracted from New York Times articles and selected by Times editors. Whimsy is not a quality we usually associate with computer programs. We tend to think of software in terms of the function it fulfills. For example, a spreadsheet helps us do our […]

Books &Poetry | 15 Oct 2012

Mornings with Mary Oliver

In A THOUSAND MORNINGS, Mary Oliver returns to the imagery that has come to define her life’s work, transporting us to the marshland and coastline of her beloved home, Provincetown, Massachusetts. In these pages, Oliver shares the wonder of dawn, the grace of animals, and the transformative power of attention. Whether studying the leaves of […]

Poetry | 25 Aug 2012


My learned & Gifted friend Sujit shared this Poem by Donald Hall, his poetry explores the longing for a more bucolic past and reflects the poet’s abiding reverence for nature. In this poem he has struggled to document his loss & ephemeral nature of life .. Maples When I visited as a boy, too young […]

Poetry | 24 May 2012

A Part of Speech

For darkness restores what light cannot repair. Joseph Brodsky, born on this day in 1940, was arrested at age twenty-three and sentenced to five years on a prison farm for “having a worldview damaging to the state, decadence and modernism, failure to finish school, and social parasitism … except for the writing of awful poems. […]

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