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James Niles Houston / United States, Male, 74
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  • (6/25/2008 12:16:00 AM)

    A long, visual poem. Martin Luther King, Jr gave a series of sermons at a radio station in Canada, long before he was allowed a platform in the USA. These sermons were published under the title, 'Trumpet of Conscience'. One of them is a very clear presentation of the Greek ideas of love, agape, philos, and agape. See if you can find those sermons, because I think you are trying to describe the same sort of synthesis and would enjoy them.

  • POEM: Gray Room by Wallace Stevens (6/14/2008 2:07:00 PM)

    Very good, guys, but the point seems to be that the room isn't gray at all.

  • POEM: The Wounded Butterfly by Lesley Diane Sutherland (5/28/2008 6:07:00 PM)

    I was about twelve. The first sonnets, other than Shakespeare's, that I read and could appreciate as fourteen lines of bliss, were from the Portuguese, a slim volume wedged tightly in a basement bookcase. It contained delicately attached plates of exquisite nudes in airy space suspended.

    Hark, the phone. It's poetry night at the pub. My ride is here and I undressed. Tears of joy are streaming down my cheek. I am so glad you found my Williamsesque Patersonsey epistle.

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