THE POET BY DAY

Monthly Archives: August 2018

I’m using someone else’s computer for a moment. Comcast is scheduled to come and work some tech magic. I should be back online late Thursday or early Friday. I’ll post the responses to the last Wednesday Writing Prompt then and also this week’s Wednesday Writing Prompt. This coming Sunday Announcements should be rich with two weeks worth of info. Fingers crossed. Thanks for hanging with me. “The poet is the priest of… Read More

“Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wildness is a necessity” John Muir, Our National Parks Still for a moment the church bells pealing the ancient canonical hours. Still the lyric call of the muezzin. Silence the Shacharit, the Mincha, the Arvit. Stay the wheels and the flying flags. Let nature’s prayer alone reverberate in the unfettered canticle of trees. “A few… Read More

“I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use.” Galileo Galilei, Letter to the Grand Duchess Christina A thought provoking response – and rather wide-ranging in terms of focus and perspective – to the last Wednesday Writing Prompt, Our Evolving, August 15.  Enjoy! this collection courtesy of newcomer (Brava! and Welcome!) Susan St.Pierre and of Gary W…. Read More

“Poetry is the only one of the arts which comes literally from inside the body, a thing secreted as well as made. It is not so much written as it is breathed onto the page.” from “Poetry Is Ordinary Language Raised to the Nth Power,” by Paul Engle, New York Times, 1957 BENNINGTON REVIEW, birds, not birdcages [Bennington College] publishes poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction will open for submissions on November 1, 2018…. Read More