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May Wonders Never Cease to Exist

Although I occasionally write poetry, I don’t make a fuss about it because I so rarely do it.  And because I’m never quite sure if I should call it poetry.  My poems don’t rhyme.  They don’t have a recognizable meter or structure (and I don’t even know what I mean […]

Beowulf and Seamus Heaney

I haven’t read much poetry in my life, outside the required English literature classes of my university days.  And yet I was grieved to hear that Seamus Heaney had died.  Many years ago I had gotten an audio of Heaney reading Beowulf.  I had read Beowulf even more years before […]

For Ionia

Originally posted on helenvalentina:
Flickr Chinese Dragon Year Statue (Photo credit: epSos.de) I wish for you a dragon’s fire To breathe freedom to you To raise you up on crystal wings Far away from darker lands It seems the purest souls Are tested most these days As though in exchange…