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Chris Check Recites Lepanto - A Poem by G.K. Chesterton

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Poetry Reading: The Aristocrat

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A Sand Pod w/ Ariana Reines - Red Scare (podcast) | Listen Notes

The ladies are joined by poet Ariana Reines to discuss poetry, astrology and her new release, A Sand Book. See Ariana read on 9/11 with Ali Leibegott at The Poetry Project and on 9/13 at The Strand with CAConrad, Rob Brezsny and Zoe Brezsny. Buy Ariana's book here .

01:22:31 - The ladies are joined by poet Ariana Reines to discuss poetry, astrology and her new release, A Sand Book.   See Ariana read on 9/11 with Ali Leib…

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Goose-down Nape – Matt Mullenweg

When we’re strangers that pass each other in the street, it will come down to this tilt of the head — acknowledging another version of events set in a new-build years from now, a mess of a place filled with books and records, our kids thick as thieves redefining all notions of mischief.

Perhaps our paths will cross in a city of seven hills as the light draws your face out from the bliss of anonymity. Maybe you’ll be stroking the goose-down nape of a small child with eyes the exact shade of those I met across a room at the start of this pain-in-the-heart, this febrile dance.

There was a beautiful poem by Kayo Chingonyi in the New York Magazine this week titled The Nod: When we’re strangers that pass each otherin the street, it will come down to this tiltof the head — a…

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Guest House by Rumi – Matt Mullenweg

Hello Matt — long time no see (which we need to change, next time you’re in DC!). This poem comes at a perfect time for me personally, and for my company Fathom Creative. I/we are undergoing a lot of change, mostly positive, and with any big change, the adjustment can be tough at times. On a micro level, the disruption of a steady emotional state can be frustrating but is necessary, as your poem points out so eloquently. On a macro level, it reminds me that as much control as I try to exert over the course of my company, a larger plan is in place. Knowing that larger plan has been designed for my benefit is unbelievably comforting. I often forget that (ergo, stumbling upon your post during this time probably wasn’t an accident.) Thank you!

A beautiful quote.

“Don’t be discouraged by your incapacity to dispel darkness from the world. Light your little candle and step forward.”

Mata Amritanandamayi

I just heard your interview on the Tavern and was so impressed with your calm demeanor and the fact that when you reached for an illustration of responsibility, your mind turned to pets. I heard you say that you go by photomatt and found some of your landscapes. I’d be happy to offer you a private photo tour of Big Cat Rescue in Tampa, FL. We have about 80 lions, tigers and other big cats who have been rescued from the pet trade, circuses, fur farms, etc. I’d love your mastery of the camera to bring them to an audience they may not reach otherwise. Feel free to email me at Cat at Big Cat Rescue dot org

This being human is a guest house. Every morning a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor. Welcome and entertain them all! Even if the…

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Jazzy Claire de Lune – Matt Mullenweg

I love this version from Kamasi Washington of Claude Debussy’s Clair de Lune, or “light of the moon.” Here’s the Paul Verlaine poem that inspired the original composition:

Your soul is a chosen landscape
Where charming masqueraders and bergamaskers go
Playing the lute and dancing and almost
Sad beneath their fanciful disguises.

All sing in a minor key
Of victorious love and the opportune life,
They do not seem to believe in their happiness
And their song mingles with the moonlight,

With the still moonlight, sad and beautiful,
That sets the birds dreaming in the trees
And the fountains sobbing in ecstasy,
The tall slender fountains among marble statues.

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I love this version from Kamasi Washington of Claude Debussy’s Clair de Lune, or “light of the moon.” Here’s the Paul Verlaine poem that inspired the original composition: Y…

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New Yorker on Zen Master Poet – Matt Mullenweg

It’s never a bad time to read and learn about the life, work, and poetry of Gary Snyder.

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The Meadow – Matt Mullenweg

Bedeviled,
human, your plight, in waking, is to choose from the words

that even now sleep on your tongue, and to know that tangled
among them and terribly new is the sentence that could change your life.

Bedeviled, human, your plight, in waking, is to choose from the words that even now sleep on your tongue, and to know that tangled among them and terribly new is the sentence that could change your…

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James Whitcomb Riley Poem – Matt Mullenweg

Via Om , I wanted to share this poem Away by James Whitcomb Riley :

I cannot say, and I will not say
That he is dead. He is just away.
With a cheery smile, and a wave of the hand,
He has wandered into an unknown land
And left us dreaming how very fair
It needs must be, since he lingers there.
And you—oh you, who the wildest yearn
For an old-time step, and the glad return,
Think of him faring on, as dear
In the love of There as the love of Here.
Think of him still as the same. I say,
He is not dead—he is just away.

Via Om, I wanted to share this poem Away by James Whitcomb Riley: I cannot say, and I will not say That he is dead. He is just away. With a cheery smile, and a wave of the hand, He has wandered int…

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'Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion.' ~Rumi Art by Charles Gauthier: charlesgauthier.ca pic.twitter.com/FvvIzxQIn4

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‎Conversations with Tyler: Elisa New on Poetry in America and Beyond on Apple Podcasts

Elisa New believes anyone can have fun reading a poem. And that if you really want to have a blast, you shouldn't limit poetry to silent, solitary reading - why not sing, recite, or perform it as has been the case for most of its history? The Harvard English professor and host of Poetry in America recently sat down with Tyler to discuss poets, poems, and more, including Walt Whitman's city walks, Emily Dickinson's visual art, T.S. Eliot's privilege, Robert Frost's radicalism, Willa Cather's wisdom, poetry's new platforms, the elasticity of English, the payoffs of Puritanism, and what it was like reading poetry with Shaquille O'Neal. Transcript and links Check out Elisa's show on PBS here. Follow Tyler on Twitter More CWT goodness: Facebook Twitter Instagram Email

‎Elisa New believes anyone can have fun reading a poem. And that if you really want to have a blast, you shouldn't limit poetry to silent, solitary reading  - why not sing, recite, or perform it as has been the case for most of its history? The Harvard English professor and host of Poetry in America…

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Never write prose when you can write poetry.

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