Archive for the 'Poetry' Category
- 4.6.06 "Quotes & Ideas" is posted in Poetry, Quote/Lyric, Reflections
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- 3.16.01 "Digital Camera" is posted in Poetry
I remember back in 1995 when I first took a (2 week) class in philosophy. At the time I was getting over why some girl wasn’t into me, and reading about determinism & fatalism for the first time just made sense. Since then ideas have always helped me to reconcile certain states of mind.
I got an email from my father recently that further explained why he was captured by a particular ideological movement through much of his twenties. He explained that it provided answers to many nagging questions about how he ought to treat people, why certain atrocities had taken place, and much of who he hoped to be.
It never ceases to fascinate me the way that ideas and beliefs can bring peace and resolution (or the exact opposite) to so many situations. Lately I must confess that I’ve been fairly far from philosophy, but I do believe that literature, articles, poetry, speeches, or even simple quotes can prove just as influential. To spare you from too many drawn out ideas, I want to mention a few quotes with meanings that have left a mark.
My father always used to tell me, “you can’t burn the candle at both ends.” Then at some point early in college I read the related poem:
My candle burns at both ends:
It will not last the night;
But, ah, my foes, and, oh, my friends–
It gives a lovely light
(Edna Saint Vincent Millay)
Now I realize just how much I enjoy late nights and full mornings…and will continue to enjoy that light.
In college my sister was teased by her then-boyfriend about the way she held a spoon. Soon after she and I realized that (more…)
In England there are a remarkable number of ice-blue-eyed people. At my desk I look to two photos with incredibly welcoming glances. I can’t resist the urge to write about the most captivating trait of all (yes, I wrote this): (more…)
I try to be on:
Parks, plazas, and proms
Wherever you may frequent. (more…)
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