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Giving silence for silence

Life is good today.  Why?  Because I wrote two poems that I actually like.  (When I started to write “life” I wrote “love,” instead.  Coincidence?  Probably not.) I also bought a bunch of new music/ started the search for more.  … Read the rest of this entry

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Pretty isn’t the point anymore

Last spring in our advanced poetry workshop, Chad Sweeney told us “ ‘pretty’ isn’t the point anymore.”  He was, no doubt, talking about poetry.  This phrase has stuck with me, though, and I think it applies to life in general … Read the rest of this entry

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Ah-sigh-eee

Hey, January 11th, 2012, I will not miss you when you’re gone. As a result of almost no sleep, nonstop classes from 8:30-2:30, no riding and no gym, I’ve been in a very strange mood today.  There are so many … Read the rest of this entry

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Looking for love in all the wrong places

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Even with a cracked sole

Can I just say, where the hell does self-confidence come from?  Because I, honestly, have no idea. Well, maybe I have one idea.  Let’s talk, for a moment, about my obsession with boots.  I once thought my boot thing began … Read the rest of this entry

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The pet store of my dreams

Kind of by accident, I ended up in psychology of consciousness and dreams this quarter.  I’m already having problems with it, thanks to my background in philosophy (I don’t really care what you say, you are never going to convince … Read the rest of this entry

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Say this poem in your chest

It’s a busy week for the Cauldron staff (Kalamazoo College’s literary magazine).  I am in desperate need of sleep and am inclined to hoard my creative energy tonight.  So, here’s one of my favorite poems by Rumi, translated by Coleman … Read the rest of this entry

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A meteor shower I wasn’t even aware was happening

There’s a rumor going around that writers tend to be crazy.  Let me tell you, I believed that I was for so many years.  Or, maybe it’s not that I don’t believe that anymore, maybe it’s that, nowadays, I realize … Read the rest of this entry

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What Would Whitman Do?

Oh, hey, blog.  I almost forgot about you, despite telling you I was going to post every day now. I would like to riff on the gifts we have received, as poets, from a man in a jaunty hat named … Read the rest of this entry

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Seeing the world through poetry

I just decided today that one of my new year’s resolutions is to blog EVERY DAY.  No matter what it is.  Maybe that will break me of the ridiculous habit to write 3,000 word blogs that require multiple sittings to … Read the rest of this entry

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