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What We Are Dealing With in this Land of Delusion.

We are dealing, then, with an absurdity that is not a quirk or an accident, but is fundamental to our character as people. The split between what we think and what we do is profound. — Wendell Berry, The Unsettling of America: … Continue reading

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Between the Lines Something Stirs Deeper

The lives of plants [are] more stirring than a detective story. The musculature of the back in motion dances a ballet. This piece of fabric should be set to music and that jar of preserves is a poem of ingenuity…You … Continue reading

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Thoughts and Images of April

Misremembered Movie From a Dream A talent show, Sing!, but with real people instead of cartoon animals. This feeling that I had been somewhere, but it was a different place.    I am forming a project to examine the layers … Continue reading

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Poems of April 2018 #1

Concentric Bubbles When I think in poetry, I draw diagrams of meaning inside larger circles of words made of symbols for windy sounds  constricted.   Packs of baseball cards on the racks as I walk past into the supermarket enclosed me in … Continue reading

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Antonio Gramsci, ‘I Hate New Year’s Day’ – translation online

Originally posted on Progressive Geographies:
This text was first pub­lished in Avanti!, Turin edi­tion, from his col­umn “Sotto la Mole,” Jan­u­ary 1, 1916. Translated by Alberto Toscano for Viewpoint. ? Every morn­ing, when I wake again under the pall of the sky,…

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A Poem For a Damp Morning on The Edge of June

June around here tends to be gray and damp, and this year seems to be no exception. I woke early today and took a walk in the drizzle. It was good for my creative spirit. I was able to lay … Continue reading

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A SimpleTheory About the Origin of Random Elements in Dreams.

Last night my dream mind invented a mycologist. He was a friend of mine, but I am not sure if I was a mycologist also or just someone interested in fungi. He was a generalist in mycology and was complaining … Continue reading

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