"How Unsteady it Must Be/To Live a Life Driven By/Creativity"-Rose Ella
Thank you for understanding.
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Maybe if I don't edit it for long enough, it'll come back into fashion and my kids'll think it's cool. (What kids? Oh yeah. None.)
Words, Words, Words
"There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written, or badly written. That is all." -- Oscar Wilde
You do not have to be good.
You do not have to walk on your knees
for a hundred miles through the desert, repenting.
You only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves.
Tell me about despair, yours, and I will tell you mine.
Meanwhile the world goes on.
Meanwhile the sun and the clear pebbles of the rain
are moving across the landscapes,
over the prairies and the deep trees,
the mountains and the rivers.
Meanwhile the wild geese, high in the clear blue air,
are heading home again.
Whoever you are, no matter how lonely,
the world offers itself to your imagination,
calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting--
over and over announcing your place
in the family of things.
My friend Alice, a PHENOMENAL poet I met at college, recited this to our class in early December, 2004. It brought tears to my eyes, though I didn't cry: she had prefaced the poem with "No crying at school." She explained that someone she had known had passed away, and his family wanted a poem to read at the service... she shared with them this one.
As for Mary Oliver, she is the author of "The Poetry Handbook", which I am now reading. There is much more to learn about her, a living poet... BLESS.
Some links for poetry, poets, and such-like!
It's got a pretty orange banner on top!!! The Norton Poets Online site is a sleek little source, with Poet Workshops (contemporary poets talk about their writings!!!),
Multimedia capabilities (listening to poetry is a favorite Dragonfly pastime now!!!), information about Author Appearances, Related Reading...
Poetry Anthologies (good for your eyes and your libraries) and even MORE poetry links!!!!
Poets.com, where you can ADOPT A POET!!!
.................. Find a poem... find a poet... listen to poets... look up events!!!...
beautifully designed, easy to navigate...
look into all sorts of great poetry contests, and even start your own notebook and check out the forums!
Poetry Daily was recommended to me by a groovy classmate.
I am glad I signed up for their weekly online newsletter...
Every week I'm reminded of cool contests... why not you as well!??
If you just want a random poem,
try the good old random poem section of emule.com's Poetry Archives.
You'll find our friends Poe, Blake, Frost and others on their Top Poems page.
There are also surveys, discussion forums...
OOooo... this is handy!!! Language Tools at iTools. Several different dictionaries, thesauruses (search for homonyms, rhymes, etc!!!), MAP TOOLS, currency conversion-doohickies, and even crossword puzzle solver and a word unscrambler are here!
Yes. I'm responsible for it. I'm the Proud Musemother of the H2G2 Musehome. All muses can be found at the Musehome Roster
Sadly, I don't bother to do much about the Musehome nowadays. :-(SEE IT IN GOO!!!(Alabaster's just WHITE POO!!!!)
U98816 = (9-(8/8)-1)*6 = 42
I'm wordy. And I have to create...
"Shakespeare had a sister; but do not look for her in Sir Sidney Lee's life of the poet. She died young-- alas, she never wrote a word. She lies buried where the omnibuses now stop, opposite the Elephant and Castle. Now my belief is that this poet who never wrote a word and was buried at the crossroads still lives. She lives in you and in me, and in many other women who are not here... But she lives; for great poets do not die; they are continuing presences; they need only the opportunity to walk among us in the flesh. This opportunity, as I think, it is now coming within your power to give her. For my belief is... if we have the habit of freedom and
THE COURAGE TO WRITE EXACTLY WHAT WE THINK
|I appreciate Chocolate milk and Cheesecake!|
I Spy, With my Dragonfly Eye...The POST
"Read all about it!!!"
You can do plenty of stupid but fun things on h2g2...I heard in 2003 that I had the record for most postings in the history of h2g2. This could only happen when you live at home and your parents do your laundry and a lot of the cooking... Ummm... thanks, Mom and Dad...
"The desires of the heart are as crooked as corkscrews
Not to be born is the best for man
The second best is a formal order
The dance's pattern, dance while you can.
Dance, dance, for the figure is easy
The tune is catching and will not stop
Dance till the stars come down with the rafters
Dance, dance, dance till you drop."
Ah... a man who appreciates the art of dance... A poem perfect for the Muse of Song and Dance...
Ok, gangstas, lovers, haters, thugs, ballas, hippies, poets, pirates, pagans and lurkers, I'm putting this link on my page: Hootoo's Alternative Writing Workshop because I think I'll be spending a fair amount of time there soon. YAY!!!
Great what you can find online when you're in pursuit of contemporary poetry, isn't it!??
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