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Vot Mutta Zaid 2

Shit my mother said Modernist Bread and Flying pancakes https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/tell-me-something-i-dont-know-2/e/49183268?autoplay=true Just the first 1:30 seconds, haven’t figured out how to cut clips.  

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Cover Poems (another Idea)

I think these two examples from my Jimmy Bang Blues Project explain it best. “Jimmy Bang’s Limbo Blues” covers a poem by Dorothy Parker and a song by King Biscuit Boy. This one is more recent, but reaches back to 1 Corinthians 13 1 – 3; and Marc Bolan of T.Rex fame. Jimmy’s Bang A […]

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Poetry Month in the Interlake (New Idea for)

INTERLAKE GRAIN OF SAND POETRY FESTIVAL APRIL 28 – 30 ….(next year country….) GIMLI, MANITOBA “To see a World in a Grain of Sand And a Heaven in a Wild Flower Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand And Eternity in an hour.” from “Auguries of Innocence” by William Blake “Time flies like an […]

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“Exuberance is beauty.”

Quotations from Blake’s “Marriage of Heaven and Hell” “Exuberance is beauty.” “Energy is eternal delight.” “Damn braces; bless relaxes.” “Enough! Or too much.” “I asked;  ‘does a firm persuasion that a thing if so, make it so?’ “He replied: ‘all poets believe that it does,  and in ages of imagination this firm persuasion removed mountains; […]

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Ezra Pound’s summary of the new poetics 1913

“In the spring or early summer of 1912, ‘H.D’, Richard Aldington, and myself decided we were agreed upon the three principles following: (1) Direct treatment of the ‘thing’ whether subjective or objective. (2) To use absolutely no word that does not contribute to the presentation. (3) As regarding rhythm: to compose in the sequence of […]

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Today’s quotations brought to you by the letter b

Blake was the first long-dead poet whose writing appealed to me. Songs of Innocence and Experience were taught in Intro English, and it opened the door to The Marriage of Heaven and Hell, littered with proverbs and aphorisms. Two of my favourites are “Expect poison from standing water,” and the shortest “exuberance is beauty.”  The […]

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Anita Brookner Quotations

She died March 10, of this year it seems. She was 87. She won a Booker for Hotel Du Lac. Brookner is eminently quotable.   “All good fortune is a gift of the gods, and you don’t win the favor of the ancient gods by being good, but by being bold.” “I was brought up […]

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