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Re-Reading C.D. Wright, 10:30 p.m.

“. . . That the poems we snatch from the language must bear the habit of our thinking. That their arrangement strengthens the authority on which each separate line is laid. That they extend the line into perpetuity. That they … Continue reading

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Thinking about Wallace Stevens….

     “What is the poet’s subject?  It is his sense of the world.  The truth is that a man’s (one’s) sense of the world dictates his subjects to him, and that this sense is derived from his personality, his … Continue reading

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Reading John Berger……

From Bento’s Sketchbook, a quote from Spinoza’s Ethics: “We sense and experience that we are eternal.  For the mind no less senses those things which it conceives in understanding than those which it has in the memory.  For the eyes of … Continue reading

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No. 6: Meditation

“We’ve got to be as clear-headed about human beings as possible, because we are still each other’s only hope.” James Baldwin

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Explorations: No. 5

“I find my position as a poet today a curious one… For a long time I have maintained that the poet’s affair was the individual human soul, the story of it in one man, in my case the transforming of … Continue reading

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Explorations (IV): Recent Paintings

The painting My God Your God is from a series started in late 2012, begun after seeing last year’s exhibition of work by Richard Diebenkorn, a painter I’ve long admired, at the Corcoran Gallery. It was a way of having a … Continue reading

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