Category Archives: Poetry

In light of the New Year and Resolutions…

Every New Year, we take (or try to take) the time to come up with resolutions that will hopefully be kept for the month of January at least. Every New Year gym subscriptions sore only to see its clientele decline … Continue reading

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Women without Men? …

The other night, I watched the Movie Woman without Men, which was based on Shahrnush Parsipur‘s novel “Women without men; a novel of modern Iran”. Shirin Neshat’s feature length film beautifully captures the underlying political tone of the book advocating … Continue reading

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YES the PEOPLE CAN overcome Tyranny!!!

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The recent events in Tunisia have really been a blessing to my family and I. Having been there in the past and seen the oppression of my people, it was great to hear that the people were speaking up and … Continue reading

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The named is the mother of ten thousand things.

Last night I started to read Lao Tsu’s Tao Te Ching courtesy of a good friend of mine and, after reading part ONE of the book, I was immediately reminded of a poem I had read over a year ago … Continue reading

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The ACTIVE struggle for change … A lesson from the Dalai Lama’s Visit

I was happy to be able to see the 14th Dalai Lama speak on “Human Approaches to World Peace” yesterday (October 22nd, 2010) and thought I would relay some of his message in the context of other work I recently … Continue reading

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Sun in my mouth… Fate and Faith

I was inspired to write about Fate after listening to the song “Sun in My Mouth” by Bjork, which is largely taken from the poem “I Will Wade Out” by e.e. cummings. I Will Wade Out by E. E. Cummings … Continue reading

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Selected poems of Wisława Szymborska

I thought I would share with you three of the poems that I found inspiring and thought provoking from Wisława Szymborska. Some of Szymborska major themes include the ironies of love, history lessons unlearned, and the human parochial human perspectives. … Continue reading

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