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The Mnemosyne Monthly: Poem Forty-Two (Doolittle)

Orchard H.D. (Hilda Doolittle) As noted last week, The Mnemosyne Weekly has now become The Mnemosyne Monthly, and we're moving right along to the forty-second poem. What a joy it's been to carry these poems around...

The Mnemosyne Weekly: Poem Sixteen (Ōshikōchi no Mitsune)

Ōshikōchi no Mitsune  painted by Kanō Tan'yū This week's posting will again serve a dual purpose. In addition to announcing the new Mnemosyne poem, I'd like to also introduce the form, tanka, so that we may memorize...

Anarchist for Love

Why not be an anarchist for love? Explode as gently as a rose. Can Krishna's sky be scrawled on a wall? Does Mary appear in a fractal of shattered glass? The face of chaos, like the face of...

Your Opening: An Easter Poem

The garden is not grateful to the gardener. The bud does not cry, 'Open me!' Darkness untangles threads of light without God's fingers, filaments of pollen spilling from the reckless void. The gardener is grateful to the garden. Only...

The Mnemosyne Weekly: Poem Eighteen (Harper)

Reuben, Reuben Michael S. Harper My selection this week is the powerful Michael S. Harper poem, "Reuben, Reuben," from the collection Images of Kin, which came out in 1977 and was nominated for a National Book Award.  It has...

life dancing

The dance. I begin to feel it. The dance floor has shifted, ever so slightly and my perspective is changed. My body begins to soften and respond, I am moved. My life partners and I, (meaning friends family...

DISSOLVING INTO GOODNESS

"The Kingdom of Heaven is poured out all over the earth and men don't see it." ~Jesus, 'Gnostic Gospel of Thomas' I. The distance between heaven and earth is less than the diameter of a photon....

Kabbalah in Winesburg, Ohio

When I studied Integrated Kabbalistic Healing, my teacher Jason Shulman told us about the Hebrew word yesh. One way to translate the word is simply as “there is” or “there are.” But a yesh...

Poetry Festival in New Jersey | A Celebration of Literary Journals

Poetry Festival: A Celebration of Literary Journals Sunday, May 20, 2012 | 1:00 to 5:00 PM West Caldwell Public Library 30 Clinton Road, West Caldwell, NJ 07006 973-226-5441 Schedule 1:20-1:30—Welcome 1:30-1:40—Lips: Linda Cronin, Jim Gwyn 1:40-1:50—Tiferet: Mark Hillringhouse, Linda Radice 1:50-2:00—US 1 Worksheets:...

An Etch A Sketch Life

The Etch A Sketch toy was invented in the late 1950s by André Cassagnes. He somehow put together the clinging properties of aluminum powder, along with rigged styluses and came up with one of...