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Characteristics of Modern Poets #6

To be a mystic is to believe that there is a purpose in circumstances.

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Characteristics Of Modern Poets #5

To be a mystic is to understand that everybody is hiding something, often something big, and often from themselves.

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Characteristics of Modern Poets #4

To be a mystic is to understand that there is more hidden than is apparent.

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Characteristics of Modern Poets #3

To be a mystic means at least this: that one has spent decades relinquishing conventional hand and footholds and admitting how much he does not know.

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Characteristics Of Modern Poets #2

Modern poetry is not simply a matter of cleverly arranged words.  Any modern poet worth his salt must be a mystic.

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Morning Poem, August 8, 2014

The Spirit Wind   The spirit wind lives, sometimes I hear it sing, sometimes on foggy riverbanks sometimes in high ravines.

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Characteristics of Modern Poets: #1

A modern poet must be precise enough to be obscure in the right places.

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Poem Of The Evening, August 7, 2014

Here is the poem The Creek in its entirety.  Thank you, readers, for bearing with me in these three stages.  I appreciate the helpful and thoughtful comments thus far.  I welcome further conversation about this poem.   The Creek I … Continue reading

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Poem of The Morning, August 7, 2014

Here it is, the second installment in this three-part prose poem about a creek behind my boyhood home.  I’ve reprinted part one here, too, so you won’t have to refer back to yesterday’s post.  I hope you enjoy this.  Comments … Continue reading

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Poem of the Evening, August 6, 2014

This evening’s installment is part one of a three-part prose/poem about the creek of my boyhood.  I’ll post the middle and last parts tomorrow.  Feedback and comment is invited.        The Creek Our creek was not like the … Continue reading

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