February 13, 2015

 "Painting is silent poetry and poetry is painting that speaks".  - Plutarch


As both an artist and a poet, this quote from Plutarch resonates deeply within me and has led to a richer understanding of the creative processes involved in both poetry and painting and...

February 12, 2015

"Poetry is ordinary Language raised to the Nth power.  Poetry is boned with ideas, nerved and bloodied with emotions, all held together by the delicate, tough skin of words" - Paul Engle


Paul Engle puts it so well and many fellow and sister poets will understand what h...

February 11, 2015

"Pain is filtered in a poem so that it becomes finally, in the end, pleasure." - Mark Strand


Artificial light is everywhere, we're obsessed with it.  Orangey sodium street lights, increased lighting in advertising, football stadii and shops lit up all night, everywhere...

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