April 15, 2014
It was on this day in 1802 that William Wordsworth and his sister, Dorothy, happened upon a profusion of daffodils along the banks of the nine-mile-long Ullswater Lake.
Dorothy wrote down a detailed description of the daffodils that helped inspire Wordsworth to write the famous poem “I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud” five years later.
It begins: I wandered lonely as a cloud That floats on high o’er vales and hills, When all at once I saw a crowd, A host, of golden daffodils; Beside the lake, beneath the trees, Fluttering and dancing in the breeze….

photo on Flickr., Hyde Park landscape

It was on this day in 1802 that William Wordsworth and his sister, Dorothy, happened upon a profusion of daffodils along the banks of the nine-mile-long Ullswater Lake.

Dorothy wrote down a detailed description of the daffodils that helped inspire Wordsworth to write the famous poem “I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud” five years later.

It begins:
I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o’er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze….

photo on Flickr., Hyde Park landscape

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April 10, 2014
Day 100 of 2014

Day 100 of 2014

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100 poems to start this year’s practice.

Work every day, wrote Hemingway, No matter

what has happened the day or night

before. Writing the day, I awaken early,

get up and bite on the nail.

 

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April 8, 2014
"Poetry, dreams, desire, everything leads me to you."

— Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

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April 7, 2014
"Take away love, and our earth is a tomb!"

Robert Browning


“Fra Lippo Lippi”

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April 2, 2014
Chocolate Poem

Past being an April fool today while

writing another poem, counting the seven words

to make a line and breaking thoughts

into five even pieces like the bar

of chocolate that is my end reward.

torres

more about the original April Fools

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March 29, 2014
Warning

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All a poet can do is warn,

wrote Wilfred Owen, soldier poet  of WWI.

The horrors of trenches and gas warfare.

Now history. Old poems, largely forgotten.

Each new dusk, the drawing-down of blinds.

This poem uses part of  a line from “Anthem for Doomed Youth” by Wilfred Owen

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March 27, 2014
 “Poetry is telling something to someone.” — Marie Howe

“Poetry is telling something to someone.” — Marie Howe

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March 17, 2014
Spring Poems

I’m reading some spring poems, old and new, to get my head more into the new season.

One of those is E.E. Cummings’

in Just-
spring          when the world is mud-
luscious the little
lame balloonman

whistles          far          and wee

and eddieandbill come
running from marbles and
piracies and it’s
spring

when the world is puddle-wonderful

Another poem is Billy Collins’ poem of a spring day…

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March 8, 2014
"I think ‘finding your voice’ is a false concept. It leads you to believe that it’s out there somewhere, like it’s behind the sofa cushions. I think your voice is always inside of you, and you find it by releasing things into your work that you have inside."

— Billy Collins

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March 6, 2014
"I would feel dead if I didn’t have the ability periodically to put my world in order with a poem. I think to be inarticulate is a great suffering, and is especially so to anyone who has a certain knack for poetry."

    Richard Wilbur

March 1, 2014
Dream Notebook

Thinking some poems will come from dreams, the journal is always beside the pillow, but what comes are words: fingers groping,

Dream Notebook

Thinking some poems will come from dreams, the journal is always beside the pillow, but what comes are words: fingers groping,

February 16, 2014
Nothing Is the Force That Renovates the WorldReading Emily’s gorgeous nothings, poems on envelopes,
fabric scraps that “In this short lifethat…View Post

Nothing Is the Force That Renovates the World

Reading Emily’s gorgeous nothings, poems on envelopes,
fabric scraps that “In this short life
that…

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January 23, 2014
"I have nature and art and poetry, and if that is not enough, what is?"

— Vincent Van Gogh

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January 19, 2014
Writing the DayI started a new daily writing practice for 2014 that I call WRITING THE DAY.
The idea is simple –…View Post

Writing the Day

I started a new daily writing practice for 2014 that I call WRITING THE DAY.

The idea is simple –…

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January 18, 2014
"Human kind cannot bear very much reality"

T.S. Eliot

Four Quartets

I became rather obsessed with this poem as an undergrad.

hear Jeremy Irons read it http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01q3vnh

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