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Poetic Thinking 2016 | June 16, 2019

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Death and The Button Moulder

March 9, 2016 |

Thinking about The Seventh Seal, I have been thinking about how Death is portrayed. We spoke a little bit last week about the fact that Death is not Satan, not evil. He has no malice for the knight, even though he … Read More

Writing Pain

January 27, 2016 | 1

Reading an excerpt of Thus Spoke Zarathustra this week was a little puzzling, and frustrating for me. Maybe I just can’t escape what I’ve heard (See Bloom’s take: “the apology of a failed poet who could not acknowledge his failure” (228)), and … Read More

When did living become such an inconvenience…

January 13, 2016 |

…that wine and food and love were necessary to “ply oneself” from any dismal “reality” that either a wise person or a fool would construct? When Qohelet despairs that “A dead fly makes the perfumer’s oil chalice stink,” am I … Read More