Monthly Archives: April 2013

April 30 Robert Bly: Driving to Town Late to Mail a Letter

So, I’m still talking about poetry imagery, this chapter in Kennedy’s Introduction to Poetry textbook has a lot of poetry – almost to hint that this is a rather important part of the poetic process. Hmmm…. What I’ve noticed so … Continue reading

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April 29 Timothy Steele: Waiting for the Storm

I am a worrier by nature. I have a slight pain in my back – could it be cancer? I hear a creak in my car – will it explode in the middle of the highway? I’m in line to … Continue reading

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April 27 Henry Taylor: Riding A One-Eyed Horse

Sometimes, you feel like your view is blocked, like your attitude is blocked, like some part of your life is blocked. Sometimes you feel as if the best you can do is blindly feel your way down a corridor and … Continue reading

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April 24 Taniguchi Buson: On the one-ton temple Bell

According to the textbook (An Introduction to Poetry, Kennedy), the word haiku translates to “beginning-verse”.  Kennedy states that scholars believe the word haiku may have originated in a poetry creation game where the players were given the first three lines … Continue reading

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April 23 John Keats: Bright Star! Would I Were Steadfast as Thou Art

The stars are odd creatures “up above the world so high.” We can never touch them, yet they touch us. We watch them in awe. But they are unaware of us burning brightly longer than we will ever live. They … Continue reading

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April 22 Emily Dickinson: a Route of Evanescence

I like this poem because it feels like a Spring poem full of joy and the joy of Nature. I also like it because it’s Emily Dickinson, a very misunderstood poet during her time. She only published two or three … Continue reading

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April 19 Jean Toomer: Reapers

I saw an ad in the Stranger (Seattle’s premiere underground paper) for April-ween. It had Jack o’lanterns and angry eyed, sharp toothed bunny’s holding bloody daggers. There was also an oblong pumpkin with carvings that looked like the stripes found … Continue reading

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