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To be a mystic is to believe that there is a purpose in circumstances.
To be a mystic is to understand that everybody is hiding something, often something big, and often from themselves.
To be a mystic is to understand that there is more hidden than is apparent.
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.
Modern poetry is not simply a matter of cleverly arranged words. Any modern poet worth his salt must be a mystic.
The Spirit Wind The spirit wind lives, sometimes I hear it sing, sometimes on foggy riverbanks sometimes in high ravines.
A modern poet must be precise enough to be obscure in the right places.
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
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