13
February

An Interview with Ted Hughes – Previously Unreleased

Click here for a previously unreleased interview with poet Ted Hughes. It’s a fascinating transcription that gives a glimpse into Mr. Hughes’ mindset.

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12
February

i carry your heart with me by e. e. cummings

i carry your heart with me (i carry it in
my heart) i am never without it (anywhere
i go you go, my dear; and whatever is done
by only me is your doing, my darling)
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8
February

Poetry Reading by Poet Laureate Billy Collins – Feb 9th, 7 PM – Carlsbad, CA

Billy Collins was appointed as Poet Laureate of the United States from 2001-2003. The New York Times dubbed Collins, “The most popular poet in America,” and he was the first annual recipient of Poetry Magazine’s Mark Twain Prize for Humor in Poetry.  Details here:  http://events.orangecounty.com/carlsbad-ca/events/show/236717064-poetry-reading-with-poet-laureate-billy-collins

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25
January

Elsinore Sunrise


Contrails cannot bind
the unfettered heavens.
Squint to see God’s eye.

Haiku by Molly Cantrell-Kraig

Thank you, Molly!

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24
January

Love Sonnet XVII by Pablo Neruda

Love Sonnet XVII
by Pablo Neruda

I do not love you as if you were a salt rose, or topaz
or the arrow of carnations the fire shoots off.
I love you as certain dark things are to be loved,
in secret, between the shadow and the soul.
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19
January

The Raven – Read by Christopher Walken

In honor of Edgar Allan Poe’s birth 203 years ago today, here is a reading of his classic poem “The Raven” by actor Christopher Walken. This version includes excellent sound effects and the wonderful talent of Mr. Walken. His voice is perfect for this poem, don’t you think?

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12
January

I Know, Mother, I Know

Anne Sexton was a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and, like another favorite of mine, Sylvia Plath, battled mental illness for much of her life. Indeed, she took up writing poetry at her therapist’s suggestion. Also like Sylvia, she ultimately could not fight off her inner demons and took her own life at the age of 45.
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31
December

Those Winter Sundays by Robert Hayden

Those Winter Sundays

Sundays too my father got up early
And put his clothes on in the blueback cold,
then with cracked hands that ached
from labor in the weekday weather made
banked fires blaze. No one ever thanked him.
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27
December

Untitled by Tim Jones

been fighting in the trenches toil and trouble,
someone pour me a shot in fact make it a double,
we can burn the world down to smoke and rubble,
i am out of this planet kind of like the hubble,
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8
December

Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy by Tim Jones

From Wikipedia:

“Takotsubo cardiomyopathy, also known as transient apical ballooning syndrome, apical ballooning cardiomyopathy, stress-induced cardiomyopathy, Gebrochenes-Herz-Syndrom, and simply stress cardiomyopathy, is a type of non-ischemic cardiomyopathy in which there is a sudden temporary weakening of the myocardium (the muscle of the heart). Because this weakening can be triggered by emotional stress, such as the death of a loved one, a break-up, or constant anxiety, the condition is also known as broken heart syndrome.”

Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy

the lifes of those in misery,

end up enacting acts of infamy,

the mystery of their ministry,

echoes all throughout history,
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