Tag: Poetry

Female Sufis in the Medieval Period

Female Sufis in the Medieval Period

WOMAN WITH A SPRAY OF FLOWERS, ISFAHAN, IRAN, CA. 1595 Dr. Lloyd Ridgeon talks about the role of Sufi women in the medieval period. Ridgeone examines positive and negative portrayals of Sufi women in a wide range of texts. VIDEO: Female Sufis in the Medieval Period […]

Poems

Poems

Poems poetically pole the Poet into a balancing axis for endlessly revolving surfaces, tender leaves are forest gifts to represent the earth growing out of decay, the minds’ youngest buds live on the revolving transformation of live enduring mountains of thought, and clear their pores […]

first axiom of art

first axiom of art

…Art is not, like science, a logic of references but a release from reference and rendition of immediate experience; a presentation of forms, images, or ideas in such a way that they will communicate, not primarily a thought or even a feeling, but an impact. […]

Cool Source

Cool Source

There is a website, Do You Remember?, that I have found useful and entertaining.  A reader wisely submitted it to me.  The site itself is deluxe, very well done with a large variety of content.  It is full of things you remember, as the name says, […]

the soul of Sindh

the soul of Sindh

O friend, why are you still inclined to waste paper and ink? Go forth and try to find the source where words were formed. ~Shah Abdul Latif Bhitae Shah Abdul Latif Bhitai  was a devout Muslim Sufi, but his spirituality was broad and welcoming, making […]

The Lama, the book and Leonard Cohen

The Lama, the book and Leonard Cohen

Leonard Cohen narrates a film on The Tibetan Book of the Dead, featuring His Holiness the Dalai Lama (1994) 5 part video series, an hour in total. According to Buddhist scholar and translator Robert Thurman (father of Uma), The Tibetan Book of the Dead, or Bardo Thodol, “organizes the […]

Sacrifice Of A Small Beauty

Sacrifice Of A Small Beauty

Sacrifice of a Small Beauty by Ismaeel de Silva Hijazi The Flower of a Mercy Raised Up, Destined to receive that golden cup, A draught of bittersweet you did sup, To rouse the heedless and lift them up. Dead before death, In your heart nothing left, […]

Opening of battle at Gettysburg in poem

Opening of battle at Gettysburg in poem

The Opening of the Battle of Gettysburg by Laura Searing (Howard Glyndon) text Laura Redden Searing (1839-1923) was a deaf poet and journalist.   In 1861, Laura Redden Searing was sent by the St. Louis Republican to Washington D.C. to cover and document the American Civil War.  She was a pro-Union loyalist and […]

We Real Cool

We Real Cool

We real cool. We Left school. We Lurk late. We Strike straight. We Sing sin. We Thin gin. We Jazz June. We Die soon. ~ Gwendolyn Brooks,1959 Gwendolyn Brooks (1917-2000) was a poet, the first African-American to win a Pulitzer Prize in literature,and the Inaugural […]


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