Category Archives: philosophy

How To Be Yourself Awake; 3 Poems

By Tony Hoagland, from What Narcissism Means to Me   2 BY NAOMI SHIHAB NYE The Art of Disappearing When they say Don’t I know you? say no. When they invite you to the party remember what parties are like before answering. … Continue reading

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Set Your Life On Fire

Set your life on fire. Seek those who fan your flames. Who gets up early to discover the moment the light begins? What was whispered to the rose to break it open last night was whispered to my heart. You’ve … Continue reading

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We Are All Collaborators in one Big Farce

 From Disaster Preparedness by Heather Havrilesky

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Rachel Carson: The Beauties and Mysteries of the Earth

Originally posted on Vox Populi:
The more clearly we can focus our attention on the wonders and realities of the universe about us, the less taste we shall have for destruction.?–? It is a curious situation that the sea, from…

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It May Not Be Perfect . . .

Heather Havrilesky, from What If This Were Enough

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April Poem #3

Remembering Forgetting   I From “Little Gidding“ Part V, stanza II   With the drawing of this Love and the voice of this calling We shall not cease from exploration And the end of all our exploring Will be to … Continue reading

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A Sense of Possibility

From Robert Musil, The Man Without Qualities If there is a sense of reality, and no one will doubt that it has its justification for existing, then there must also be something we can call a sense of possibility. Whoever … Continue reading

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