I died for Beauty | On the true and beautiful death of truth and beauty…
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by upinvermont
39m ago
I died for Beauty — but was scarceAdjusted in the Tomb,When One who died for Truth, was lainIn an adjoining room —He questioned softly "Why I failed"?"For Beauty", I replied."And I — for Truth - Themself are one —We Brethren are", He said —And so, as Kinsmen, met a Night —We talked between the Rooms ..read more
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Not Gonna
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by upinvermont
3w ago
‘Some things,’ the father said, ‘a girl don't flaunt.’ But straightaway she told him, ‘I don't care,Not gonna live but in the world I want.’And then her father asked, ‘Who else was there?’To that she wouldn’t answer but to say,‘My baseball hat, my bicycle and me—That’s who was there. All them others—theyDon’t matter. Thumped me ..read more
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But then…
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by upinvermont
3w ago
But then, at times, the way the snowTopples the birches crossways,The way they bar me going furtherMakes me think, as always,That I should cut them down, and yetI’ll just as soon decide:The beauty of their argumentAsks not to be denied.With such humility, they stoop;I stoop a little too;And theirs the generosity—They always let me through.February ..read more
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The Early January Storms
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by upinvermont
1M ago
The early January stormsBring beauty in their wake.They load the trees with leaves of snowUntil they almost break.Sometimes we glimpse eternityFor just an hour or twoAnd then the sun comes out—and thenAnother storm comes through.And I can’t help but be remindedIn the wreckage of the snow—The brevity of loveliness,The grief before we go.Jan 28th 2024by ..read more
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Jan-1-24 or Dickinson’s Poem FR1124
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by upinvermont
1M ago
FR1124/J1074 I thought I would give another of Dickinson’s poems a close reading for the start of the new year. How to pick one out? How about month, day, and year? That lands me on Count not that far that can be had. Count not that far that can be hadThough sunset lie betweenNor that adjacent ..read more
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WistThistle is Finished
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by upinvermont
2M ago
I started the novel in August and completed it a few days before Christmas. My first fantasy novel, and the first of a trilogy. As a player of Dungeons & Dragons from the time I was ten years old, a year after the game was invented, I have always loved building worlds filled with magic ..read more
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Chimera
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by upinvermont
2M ago
I’m told humanity is here to learnAnd sure, if anyone should ask, I knowWhat temperature the constellations burnAnd where to find the golden ratio.Let others go about their lives, supine Debauched, distracted by the chimeraOf women, wine and song, while I divineThe uses of the antikytheraAnd memorize the Grecian alphabet.What’s more, ask me to and ..read more
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Mr William Logan’s Sonnet
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by upinvermont
2M ago
Credit to my reader, Cliff, for bringing to my attention William Logan’s latest editorial. Logan excoriates the Insta/Therapoet Whitney Hanson while praising the poet Catherine Tufariello. Tufariello’s praise is well-deserved. She’s a beautiful poet. And if you want to know why, then visit Logan’s article. But what caught my attention was Logan’s send-off of Hanson ..read more
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Fr684/J457 | Sweet—safe—Houses
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by upinvermont
3M ago
Sweet — safe — Houses — Glad — gay — Houses — Sealed so stately tight — Lids of Steel — on Lids of Marble — Locking Bare feet out — Brooks of Plush — in Banks of Satin Not so softly fall As the laughter — and the whisper — From their People Pearl ..read more
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The Tint I cannot take—is best— | FR696/J627 Of Dickinson and Squirrels
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by upinvermont
3M ago
The Tint I cannot take — is best — The Color too remote That I could show it in Bazaar — A Guinea at a sight — The fine — impalpable Array — That swaggers on the eye Like Cleopatra’s Company — Repeated — in the sky — The Moments of Dominion That happen on ..read more
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