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Ono no Komachi

Ono no Komachi
Very little is known about this Japanese poetess, and most of it is legendary. 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. KKS:797 (Love) A thing which fades With no outward sign Is the flower Of the heart of man In this world! Related:  Books and poetry

poets/kipling/kipling.html Kipling gained renown throughout the world as a poet and storyteller. He was also known as a leading supporter of the British Empire. As apparent from his stories and poems, Kipling interested himself in the romance and adventure which he found in Great Britain's colonial expansion. Kipling was born on Dec.30, 1865, in Bombay, where his father directed an art school. In 1889, Kipling return to England. Kipling composed many of his poems while living for several years in the United States in the mid-1890s. In 1896, Kipling returned to England from the United States. In 1900, Kipling went to South Africa to report the Boer War for an English newspaper. Before World War I, Kipling became active in politics. he widely lectured and wrote for the British cause both before and during the war.

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Cuatro propuestas para reescribir un país Lado B @ladobemx El compromiso fue debatir el cómo “Reescribir México desde el siglo XXI” y José Luis Zarate escribió: Muchos están Escribiendo a México en el Siglo XXI con los pulgares.— Jose Luis Zarate (@joseluiszarate) marzo 24, 2012 El mensaje se lanzó a la red, ese no lugar que venimos habitando desde finales del siglo pasado, y de ahí se replicó como un virus. Mensaje provocador en un contexto de revisión histórica, por aquello del 5 de mayo: “reescribir al país” fue el pretexto para reflexionar como narrar el actual: ese que parece que ha cambiado las letras por números para poder contabilizar a sus muertos y mirar el tamaño de sus desigualdades, alguien dijo con imaginación y fantasía, otra más allá sugirió recuperar el humor, un tercero pide acabar con los eufemismos y comenzar a llamar a las cosas por su nombre. Alberto Chimal Como escritor me interesa lo que comúnmente, prejuiciosamente, se llama literatura fantástica. Leer ponencia completa Yussel Dardón Leer ponencia completa

.: poems and poets :. .: classic poetry, world's largest critical poetry forums, poetry links from everypoet.com :. Free Audiobooks and eBooks - Librophile The Secret don't worry, nobody has the beautiful lady, not really, and nobody has the strange and hidden power, nobody is exceptional or wonderful or magic, they only seem to be it's all a trick, an in, a con, don't buy it, don't believe it. the world is packed with billions of people whose lives and deaths are useless and when one of these jumps up and the light of history shines upon them, forget it, it's not what it seems, it's just another act to fool the fools again. there are no strong men, there are no beautiful women. at least, you can die knowing this and you will have the only possible victory.

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

Canadian Poetry Online | University of Toronto Libraries | Carole Glasser Langille Carole Glasser LangilleFrom: In Cannon Cave. Brick Books, 1997. If I had my way I would take you under the shadow of trees and tell you things. I would take one of your hands in both of mine, below hills where moss clings to the curve of rocks. Part of us is unfailing. As light as sun through water. My children are asleep and friends have gone home. Poem 1 | Poem 2 | Poem 3 | Poem 4 | Poem 5 | Poem 6 Carole Glasser Langille's works copyright © to the author. 50 Amazing and Essential Novels to Enrich Your Library Post written by Leo Babauta. 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: King Lear, by Shakespeare. Some other lists of books I’ve enjoyed recently:

Mrs. Adam by Kathleen Norris I have lately come to the conclusion that I am Eve, alias Mrs. Adam. You know, there is no account of her death in the Bible, and why am I not Eve? Emily Dickinson in a letter, 12 January, 1846 Wake up, you’ll need your wits about you. This is not a dream, but a woman who loves you, speaking. She was there when you cried out; she brushed the terror away. She knew when it was time to sin. You were wise to let her handle it, and leave that place. We couldn’t speak at first for the bitter knowledge, the sweet taste of memory on our tongues. Listen, it’s time. You were chosen too, to put the world together. Kathleen Norris, “Mrs. Source: Poetry (April 1990). Biography Kathleen Norris was born in Washington, D.C., and raised in Hawaii. Continue reading this biography

I Write Like Stephen King Become a better writer! Subscribe to our awesome free newsletter to learn how to become a better writer and receive monthly tips on writing. We respect your privacy: email addresses are never sold, and you can unsubscribe at any time. Below are the results of analysis of your text. Your Badge Code for your blog: <! Link for Twitter, Facebook, etc: I write like Stephen King. Link to share with your friends Analyze another text Stephen King's Books Great Poems « Greatest Books of All Time » Life-Changing Arts A selection of great poems from centuries of brillant authors and poets. Whether you are new to the world of poetry and wish to savor it, or a well-versed poetry connoisseur, either way you will probably enjoy the classics of world poetry. The poems are sorted by vote. To vote for a poem, click on the left of it. Voting is possible once per day. Votes PoemAuthor IfRudyard Kipling EchoChristina Georgina Rossetti If you think the best poem of all times is not even on this list, by all means, let us know which poem it is and why you think it should be added. Get inspired.. inspire others.. Back to Greatest Books of All Time

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