Tag Archives: poetry

Guest artist: Robert McDowell

If Only Men Truly Listened If only men truly listened To everything their women say. I said, if only men truly listened To everything their women say, Maybe they’d be liberated From the heartbreaking way Their fathers distanced Themselves from … Continue reading

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“Los Nadies”/”The Nobodies” by Eduardo Galeano

These days I am swooning over “The Book of Embraces” by the Uruguayan writer Eduardo Galeano (whose “Memory of Fire,” a trilogy poetically chronicling the history of Latin America, I earlier swallowed in great, swift gulps). Here is a video by … Continue reading

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An ancient Gaelic prayer

May it be so for you, Deep peace of the running wave to you. Deep peace of the flowing air to you. Deep peace of the quiet earth to you. Deep peace of the gentle night to you. Moon and … Continue reading

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Guest artist: Suzy T. Kane

Earlier this week I posted an essay about the potency of tears, about how they bring us to a holy place inside from which change can spring forth (HW 11/15/11). This small poem by Suzy T. Kane seemed an apt … Continue reading

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Guest artist: Veronica Golos

I am always interested in the questions of silence, especially as they pertain to women. The holding of silence as a kind of rebellion, the silence of neglect, fear, and the silence of endings/beginnings. “The Mother” is both about a … Continue reading

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Guest artist: Lawrence Welsh

Sea Glass  smoothed at shannon or drogheda’s shore it waltzes to dromineer to show… picker enables knees on sand an acute eye to become all jagged edge and framed then as an amulet a bloodied necklace a local’s score Born … Continue reading

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Pablo Neruda’s “Ode to the Sea”

I like this homemade video by Laura Jean Northern: grainy, moody home-movie shots of the California coastline, set to an excerpt from Pablo Neruda’s “Ode to the Sea” as read by Ralph Fiennes, with music by Luis Enrique Bacalov (from the … Continue reading

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Guest artist: T.S. Eliot

An excerpt from “Ash Wednesday” This is the time of tension between dying and birth. The place of solitude where three dreams cross Between blue rocks But when the voices shaken from the yew-tree drift away Let the other yew … Continue reading

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The Laughing Heart

A one-minute dive into numinousness, courtesy of Charles Bukowski, Tom Waits and videomaker Travis Carr. Video © 2011 by Travis Carr, from Vimeo.com.

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“On a red gold throne in the heart of the sea”

“For a time I believed not in God nor Santa Claus, but in mermaids.” ~ Sylvia Plath Sylvia Plath grew up near the ocean, in Winthrop-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts, and was indelibly shaped by its influence in a myriad of ways. In … Continue reading

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