Category Archives: poetry

DVD giveaway: L’Incoronazione di Poppea

A while ago, in a moment of Kraken-inspired weirdness, I started collecting music and literature mentioned in some of my favourite Russell Hoban novels. I didn’t get that far, as there are soooo many musical and literary references. Anyway, one … Continue reading

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Here is a poem called Wild Geese, by Mary Oliver (from her book, Dream Work, 1986.) You do not have to be good. You do not have to walk on your knees for a hundred miles through the desert, repenting. … Continue reading

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A tale of two men

Two men there were, both billionaires, both seemingly quite smart Philanthropists, entrepreneurs, and patrons of the arts. The first his name was Adolf, born in 1934; they said he built his fortunes from of the rubble of the war. The … Continue reading

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The Guesthouse by Mowlana Jalaluddin Rumi This being human is a guest house Every morning a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor. Welcome and entertain them all! Even if they … Continue reading

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I’ve had some inspirational poetry strewn across my path lately, and I was trying to dig up one that I heard the other day when I came across this terrifically disturbing little gem from Sharon Olds. It reminded me of … Continue reading

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A poem

Love After Love by Derek Walcott The time will come when, with elation you will greet yourself arriving at your own door, in your own mirror and each will smile at the other’s welcome, and say, sit here. Eat. You … Continue reading

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