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On Small Fires, Little Flames

I wrote Small Fires, Little Flames while I was writing Talk of Happiness.  In some ways, I see these two books as complementary, so it makes sense that they should come out, more or less, together.  Plus, it suits my … Continue reading

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On an “Original Relation to the Universe”

“Why should not we also enjoy an original relation to the universe?” –from Nature, Ralph Waldo Emerson On a short walk this morning†, I noticed that ghostly day-moon above me and began to think of those wonderful Stevens’ poems, where … Continue reading

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On “A Poet’s Confession”

The cause of his suffering is that he always wants to be religious and always goes the wrong way about it and remains a poet: consequently he is unhappily in love with God. –Kierkegaard What is the difference between a … Continue reading

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