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The Rules The rules are really pretty simple. Ono no Komachi. Very little is known about this Japanese poetess, and most of it is legendary.

Ono no Komachi

She lived around 850 C.E. (b. 834?) During the Heian period. The story about her is that she was a woman of unparallelled beauty in her youth and enjoyed the attention of many suitors. She was, however, haughty and cruel, breaking many hearts. What is certain about her, however, is that she was a major poet. I have sometimes commented on certain poems because the variations in translation are bewildering --- often changing the meaning of the original completely. KKS:1030 (Miscellaneous Forms) On such a night as this When no moon lights your way to me, I wake, my passion blazing, My breast a fire raging, exploding flame While within me my heart chars. KKS:113, OHI:9 (Spring) The flowers withered Their color faded away While meaninglessly I spent my days in the world And the long rains were falling. I am Your Tomorrow by Helen. Free Audiobooks and eBooks - Librophile. Nature of Her Heart - Poetry Poetry - Poetry, Poem, Girl.

Reading Poems Backward. It probably happens now and then, though perhaps you don’t give it much thought.

Reading Poems Backward

You read a poem backward. You pick up a poetry anthology, or you come upon a poem in a magazine, and your eye chances to fall upon its last lines. You read those. Then you read the poem. You read the poem, that is, knowing exactly where it’s headed. Reading a poem backward is a distinctive experience, during which you’re typically asking not Where is this going? Say you read Keats’s sonnet “When I have fears that I may cease to be” backward. Then on the shore Of the wide world I stand alone, and think Till love and fame to nothingness do sink.

You then proceed to the start, aware that the poem is going to entail a throwing off of earthly cares and concerns. The other day, I took down from a friend’s bookshelf Conrad Aiken’s anthology “Modern American Poets” (1927). I fell upon its amenable concluding couplet: “Ah, yes; ah, yes; ah, yes, indeed, / Verily yes, ah yes, indeed!” 50 Amazing and Essential Novels to Enrich Your Library. Post written by Leo Babauta.

50 Amazing and Essential Novels to Enrich Your Library

I recently ran into a couple of reading lists (I’ll share them at the end) and realized that I LOVE reading book recommendations. I can’t get enough of them. So I decided to compile my own (somewhat eclectic) list of novels I think are amazing and essential to every library. I hope you enjoy it. I should make some notes before diving in. Another note: there are actually many more books listed here than 50 — a number of those listed are actually series of books, in a couple cases series that include 20 or more books.

There are classics here, but there are cheap thrillers and popular fiction and even a few “kids” books. If you could fill your library with only 50 books, you could do much worse than choose these 50. Not in any order but just in the order they came to me: Poet Seers. PABLO NERUDA - Love. I Write Like Stephen King. Become a better writer!

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Allegory of the Cave

The allegory of the cave is supposed to explain this. In the allegory, Plato likens people untutored in the Theory of Forms to prisoners chained in a cave, unable to turn their heads. All they can see is the wall of the cave. Behind them burns a fire. Between the fire and the prisoners there is a parapet, along which puppeteers can walk. From Great Dialogues of Plato (Warmington and Rouse, eds.) Here are some students’ illustrations of Plato’s Cave Go back to lecture on the Phaedo Go back to lecture on the “One Over Many” Argument. The end of a story by Andy Cave.