Tag Archives: Poetry

From a Discarded Post II

“So what is the divine?  First, it is in us and not outside of us.  All searching for the divine out there leads to dead ends, unless that searching corresponds to some inner searching.  There are many, many scapes and … Continue reading

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From a Discarded Post

“A poet’s first preoccupation has to be with love.  Where ordinary men and women–I don’t mean ordinary in any pejorative sense, but rather in its Latin sense–can afford to submit their lives to chance and do, mostly, fairly well as … Continue reading

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This Is Just a Place

for Steve, in memoriam After you divorced, ten years passed before We saw each other and, By that time, ruin found me too I can’t begin to tell the story It doesn’t matter now.  Let it suffice That we were … Continue reading

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Commonplaces & Other Miracles

Periodically, I revise the direction of this blog.  Given my point of view about revision, and what its aims and objects are, this is a good thing.  And given the magnitude of the changes I’ve experienced in my life these … Continue reading

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Presales for Small Fires, Little Flames Coming to an End

June 16th marks Bloomsday AND the end of Presales for Small Fires, Little Flames.  Coincidence?  I think not… Please, if you’ve considered purchasing a copy of the book, now’s the time to follow through.  Click here, and on August 11th, when … Continue reading

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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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Preorder Small Fires, Little Flames TODAY!

Presales for Small Fires, Little Flames begin today.  Click here and preorder your copy, and it’ll ship hot off the presses on August 11th.  This presale period won’t last forever.  So act now!  (Presale period ends June 16th, Bloom’s Day.)

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