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Fibromyalgia flare but the Self writes poetry

Fibromyalgia flare up, but writing poetry. When the fibromyalgia gets bad, I get stiff, confused, exhausted and I can barely do any work, but I am writing poetry these days. I’ve been writing poetry for sixty years now.  So if … Continue reading

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Writing leads to writing

I have written in a journal since I’m 15 but I stopped a while ago.  But I find writing leads to writing. When I write in my journal I come up with ideas f0r poetry– five collections and realizing that … Continue reading

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Is it worth writing poetry?

I am first most a poet. I have been writing poetry since second grade and for most of my life I have written every day.  And I have written several poems this week. Is it worth writing poetry? Here’s one: … Continue reading

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Writing a lot of poetry. Here’s one.

Chaos Picture of a happy life: wife, two kids, suburban or village home. TV, station wagon, enough money For vacation, movies and eating out. Kids grow up, college, jobs, Marry and have children of their own. Visit for Thanksgiving and … Continue reading

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The mystery of writing

I am reading Laraine Herring’s On Being Stuck : Tapping the Creative Power of Writer’s Block.  In it, I discovered that writing comes from the unconscious.  By restoring the mystery of writing, she freed me up.  But I get ahead … Continue reading

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The healing power of writing

I am grieving the loss of my younger brother. But I am allowing the unconscious images to emerge.  They are chaotic, but the inner life of neglected children is chaotic.  I am trying to prevent the grief from becoming depression, … Continue reading

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Writing as a way of healing suffering

My brother is dying of ALS– and I will be the only living person in my family.  My older brother, an addict and alcoholic, committed suicide.  My mother died of drugs and alcohol. From the age of 7, I turned … Continue reading

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Poetry and the truth

“The poets are wrong of course. … But then poets are almost always wrong about facts. That’s because they are not really interested in facts: only in truth: which is why the truth they speak is so true that even … Continue reading

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Writing and life as absorption

I am reading a book entitled Zen Sex by Philip Toshio Sudo. Sudo says that another way of seeing Zen is to allow oneself to be fully absorbed in life unfolding in front of you. The gift of depression is … Continue reading

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break writer’s block: dream a new audience

I had written previously about using distance to increase creativity. To break writer’s block dream a new audience, a different one can get us through a block.  If I think of tomorrow’s children learning about the war in Vietnam and … Continue reading

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