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Morning Poem, August 10, 2014

The Lives Of The Mystics: A Psalm This psalm was found during the 1941 excavation of a second-century monastery near in the village of Tokat in what is now Turkey. A team of archaeologists from a university in the northeastern … Continue reading

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Evening Post, August 9, 2014

Could not find or muster up another poem for tonight.  So, here are the first three paragraphs of a book I was once contemplating, but will probably never finish.   It was good to be young then To be close … Continue reading

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Characteristics Of Modern Poets #11

A mystic is not first concerned with his own authority or credit.  He is convinced that his power is all gift.   He does not dwell on and may forget his status, even in the moment that he speaks.

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Characteristics of Modern Poets #8

A mystic knows not only that there is more to the story, he also understands that there is a moral to the story.

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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 #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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