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Famous Poet Friday ~ Kahlil Gibran

Posted by Cutter on February 11, 2011 at 11:59 PM Comments comments (8)

This is another one of those personal favorites. I loved how much Gibran loved language and how it showed forth in what he wrote. Please enjoy and if you have not already done so, pick up a copy of The Prophet and give it a try.

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Lebanese writer and artist Kahlil Gibran (1883-1931) influenced modern Arabic literature and composed inspirational pieces in English, including The Prophet.

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Famous Poet Friday ~ Seamus Heaney

Posted by Cutter on February 4, 2011 at 11:59 PM Comments comments (3)

 

Seamus Heaney was born on 13th. April 1939, the eldest of nine children at the family farm called Mossbawn in the Townland of Tamniarn near Castledawson, Northern Ireland, about thirty miles north-west of Belfast and two miles north-east of Magherafelt. As well as being a farmer, his father Patrick was also a cattle dealer and was a popular figure at cattle markets and fairs throughout the district. Hi...

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Famous Poet Friday ~ John Keats

Posted by Cutter on December 17, 2010 at 12:00 AM Comments comments (2)

The English Romantic poet John Keats stressed that man's quest for happiness and fulfillment is thwarted by the sorrow and corruption inherent in human nature. His works are marked with rich imagery and melodic beauty.

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John Keats was born in London, England, on October 31, 1795, the first of Thomas and Frances Keats's five children. Thomas was working as a stable manager for John Jennings when he met J...

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Famous Poet Friday ~ Jim Morrison

Posted by Cutter on December 10, 2010 at 11:59 PM Comments comments (4)

I come to you this week at the burning edge of ceremony. The profile this week will not be so much biography as it is benediction, or perhaps plain old idol worship and I crave your indulgence in this, as it is about the poet that made me who I am today; Jim Morrison.

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Enough has been said, written, argued and speculated about Morrison and the Doors. Jim the rockstar, Jim the drunk, Jim...

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Famous Poet Friday ~ Ogden Nash

Posted by Cutter on December 3, 2010 at 11:59 PM Comments comments (4)

My Dearest Fiends,

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After a week off for turkey and stuff-ing, I am returning with a favorite of mine; Mr. Ogden Nash. He was random, brilliant, and with him nothing was serious and sometimes you need to give yourself over to a trickster who can make you shake your head and god, "Damn, that was not right." Nash was silliness but in a different vein from Seuss. I hope you enjoy.

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Famous Poet Friday ~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Posted by Cutter on November 19, 2010 at 11:59 PM Comments comments (3)

Here we go my friends with another installment of Famous Poet Friday. This week we have Samuel Coleridge, one of my biggest and earliest influences.

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 I am including two pieces of Coleridge's work here and a link to his most famous work, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner. Enjoy.

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Famous Poet Friday ~ Basho

Posted by Cutter on November 12, 2010 at 11:59 PM Comments comments (2)

My Dearest Friends, this week we are going to go visit one of the biggest influences on my adult work. The Japanese poet Basho. I was always amazed how much he could say, or suggest with so few words, and I think that if you enjoy Haiku or just beautiful words then you will enjoy this. I have included the Japanese and English translations of each piece.

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Famous Poet Friday ~ Alfred Lord Tennyson

Posted by Cutter on November 5, 2010 at 11:59 PM Comments comments (3)

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Alfred Tennyson was born August 6th, 1809, at Somersby, Lincolnshire, fourth of twelve children of George and Elizabeth (Fytche) Tennyson. The poet's grandfather had violated tradition by making his younger son, Charles, his heir, and arranging for the poet's father to enter the ministry. The contrast of his own family's relatively straitened circumstances to the great wea...

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Famous Poet Friday ~ Spooky Boo!

Posted by Cutter on October 29, 2010 at 11:59 PM Comments comments (2)

My Machine Fiends,

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This is a slight deviation from my usual posts of Fridays in that there were so many more dark little poets I wanted to share with you in October but I just ran out of month, so I am going to just indulge in a week of dark pieces that I love and hope you enjoy them enough to chase down the poets. Spooky Boo and much love from your humble sled...

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Famous Poet Friday ~ John Donne

Posted by Cutter on October 22, 2010 at 11:59 PM Comments comments (4)

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John Donne was born in Bread Street, London in 1572 to a prosperous Roman Catholic family - a precarious thing at a time when anti-C...

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