I love roses …. all colors of roses
Why are roses
symbolic of Love
when along with the rose
come very sharp thorns
that if not handled with care
do prick and make bleed?
Could roses be
representations of Love
because Love includes
Handheld manual macro photography/ “Roses And Love”/
Poetry is the lonely, radical, precious expression of a single life. The singularity of the unique human soul who must cry out. Because of love, because of wounds, because of injustice, because of hunger, because of exile and migration, because of dispossession of every kind, because we have lost someone we love and cannot bear that loss, because night comes on and we are alone.
BY JOHN K. WILSON I interviewed Ian Reifowitz via email about his new book which is being published today, The Tribalization of Politics: How Rush Limbaugh’s Race-Baiting Rhetoric on the Obam…
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Read all 10 parts. It’s a long read but worth it.
In colonial Virginia, there was a law that white indentured servants could not be stripped naked and whipped. They could be whipped while fully clothed, but only black servants and slaves could be whipped naked. So the white servants enjoyed “white privilege.”
She wrote a series of posts (linked below) on her web log about how the idea of white privilege has been used through American history to divide poor black and white people and maintain the status quo.
She questioned the value of mainstream Christian churches trying to promote racial equality by means of instilling white guilt. As an alternative, she proposed certain spiritual practices to help people of all colors better…
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You should always be trying to write a poem you are unable to write, a poem you lack the technique, the language, the courage to achieve. Otherwise you’re merely imitating yourself, going nowhere, because that’s always easiest.
Why I’m the poet I’ve become: John Berryman and the lucky thirteen
Article by Philip Levine in New York Times 26th December 1993