Beginning with Whitman

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As I see and hear the various responses to the marathon that is the USA Presidential Election I wonder what that means.  I am not an expert on anything, let alone politics.  However, we can all recognise, even in some small way, the longings in the hearts and minds of our fellow travelers.  As I think on this, my wonder alights on the various North American literary figures who have passed through my hands, eyes, mind and heart.  I was drawn to this handsome edition of Walt Whitman‘s ‘Leaves of Grass’ (San Diego: Canterbury Classics, 2015).

The quote countersunk into the back cover reminds us that what can affect you, can affect me and, indeed, so many others.

 

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Poets and other literary persons can assist us at times when we find ourselves searching. Perhaps it re-awakens a search in you.   You may also enjoy ‘I Just Realized’ by ‘The Bookshelf of Emily J.’

Reading Other Poets – Denise Levertov

During this week I have heard some poets quoted.  One of them is Denise Levertov.  Here is an interesting  poem by Levertov Losing Track .  I find the line quoted below fascinating to ruminate over.

am I a pier
half-in half-out of the water?

Denise Levertov, 'Losing Track'

#Movember2016 & Other Bristling Words

#Movember2016 & Other Bristling Words

 

Bristles, whiskers, stubble,

Forming on the chin;

Tracing lines on upper lip,

Framing round a grin.

Movember makes a comeback,

Raising hair on many a face;

We do our bit for mental health,

To make the world a better place.

 

Simon C.J. Falk     1 Movember November 2016

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