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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 Morning, August 6, 2014

Blake Whimsey William Blake brought men awake. Made other poets seem like fakes. He wrote his songs on wooden plates. Wrote them all for heaven’s sake. copyright 2014

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Poem of the Day, August 5, 2014

Two Rivers   I cross this river twice a day at sixty miles an hour. This city was built here one hundred and eighty-seven years ago at the confluence of these two great streams.   We know the names of … Continue reading

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An Analysis of The Creative Process or How To Write Poetry in Four Simple Steps

Sit down. Let yourself be haunted By the thing that will not let you go. Sit down. Let your heart be entered By the thing you hoped for long ago. Sit down. Let your heart be broken By the thing … Continue reading

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