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Lune de miel
Savoir Vivre [a prose quatorzain of quatrains] [written on the bus ride from Versailles back to Neuilly-sur-Seine] I. leisure that no human will can hasten - Rich I N N OVEMBER IN V ERSAILLES. The guided tours cloth and flow through mirrored halls, button- ...
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Short, gnomic quatrain
Some for their looks, some for their powers, some like Rue Carpenter for bowls of flowers.  (from "Rue Carpenter" by Archibald MacLeish, as appears in the Collected Poems )
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Pinetrees like churchpillars
I'm participating once again in the annual plein air poetry walk at Old Frog Pond Farm and Studio in Harvard, Mass. As for all of the plein air events organized by Susan Richmond , the contributing poets visit the location and produce a poem there on the sp...
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Poem: "Mindfulness Exercise"
meditation and water are wedded for ever -- from Moby Dick each returns to his original land to eat and walk about -- from the Amitābha Sūtra As instructed, I closed my eyes. I slowed my breathing. I let each wrist lay across a thigh loosely, limp, like bon...
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Praise for Collins; poo-poo for ethical witness.
The following comment on contemporary po-biz comes from the essay "Wind from All Compass Points," as appears in the Clayton Eschleman reader Archaic Design , published by Black Widow Press of Boston: Not long ago in an issue of the politically liberal New Y...
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The prose George-Konrád's The City Builder is piled heavily upon itself, less like rows of bricks than like the buildings of new Troy built upon the layered ruins of earlier Troys. The narrator, a city planner in an unnamed E...
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Consider a beautiful object
This prose passages reads practically like a Buddhist meditation exercise, the sort used to cultivate mindful awareness of the suffering of all sentient beings: Clark had always been fond of beautiful objects, and in his present state of mind, all objects w...
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Quatrain from Sanskrit
In battle, in forest, at the precipice in the mountains, On the dark great sea, in the midst of javelins and arrows, In sleep, in confusion, in the depths of shame, The good deeds a man has done before defend him. - as translated by Robert Oppenheimer, and ...
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NO MORE POETRY!
Source: "Venice West Cafe: A Lost Beat Landmark that Helped Shape Modern-Day Venice" (KCET)
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The joy of English pronunciation
Worthy remembering: "The Chaos" by Gerard Nolst Trenité (1870–1946), a poem purporting to playfully portray the peculiar way in which the spelling of words in English is not always a guide to pronunciation. The following text version (with interlineated IPA...
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In John Barth's Chimera (1972) -- a book the Washington Post called "stylishly maned, tragically songful, and serpentinely elegant" -- a character called the Genie (a stand-in for the author himself, and avatar for authors in general) confesses ( p.24 ) wha...
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Superimposed Penguins
In sorting through a large lot of used books I inherited from a retired academic, I came across an odd case of overprinting which I think is worth sharing. The cover of the Penguin Classics edition of Anatole France, The Gods Will Have Blood (ISBN 014044352...
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On July 24th a critical vote is happening in Congress that could defund some of the NSA's surveillance program.

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[edit] Early life. John Wheelwright was the son of Robert Wheelwright of Cumberworth and Saleby. His grandfather was John Wheelwright of Mum

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Squandermania and other foibles: Very much on the attack
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Very much on the attack. Via Zachary Bos's blog: A report on Geoffrey Hill's most recent turn at the lectern as Oxford Professor of

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