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Throw Yourself Like Seed

And although the poem doesn’t need extra commentary, I liked a quote Roger Housden used in reference to this poem, in his book Ten Poems To Set You Free. [Post image: Crop in Field by hotblack at stock.xchng]

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One-of-a-Kind Soul

April is Poetry Month.  You can receive a poem-a-day from Knopf if you’d like.  It’s well worth it.  Such a wide selection of beautiful words, phrases, and thoughts.  Or you could put a FSG Poetry Ringtone on your phone—a couplet by Susan Wheeler.  [Thanks, Becky, for that!] Several years ago, I was a guest author […]

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The War of Art

As I mentioned before, I finished Steven Pressfield’s The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles.  I would suggest it for anyone, not just artists or craftsmen.  The book is chockfull of wisdom, the kind you return to repeatedly to gain new insight. Today, I want to share several […]

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Quirky Assignments To Make You See the World In a New Way

For seven years, writer and filmmaker Miranda July and artist Harrell Fletcher maintained a site called Learning to Love You More, where they posted creative assignments “to inspire people to see the world in new ways.”  The site has since been taken over by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art’s permanent collection (so you […]

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I’m reading The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles by Steven Pressfield.  He talks of Resistance (with a capital R) like it’s something to be reckoned with.  You don’t have to be a creative artist to know what he’s talking about.  Resistance somehow wheedles its way into everyone’s […]

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