Category Archives: Happiness is Poetry

Happiness is Poetry: Leonard Cohen

Happiness is Poetry: Leonard Cohen To keep our hearts open is probably the most urgent responsibility you have as you get older. ~ Leonard Cohen If you know Leonard Cohen, you likely know him from his music and personally I … Continue reading

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Happiness is Poetry: Alan Kaufman

Happiness is Poetry: Alan Kaufman The more sober you get, the more clearly you feel. ~ Alan Kaufman I first encountered Alan Kaufman as one of the primary authors of the American Bible of Outlaw Poetry.  This first piece, Let … Continue reading

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Holiday Happiness: The Poetry & Wisdom of Khalil Gibran

Holiday Happiness: The Poetry & Wisdom of Khalil Gibran The holidays are a very stressful time for everyone and an exceptionally hard time for some.  So, until the New Year I’ll be posting a Holiday Happiness post each day to … Continue reading

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Happiness is Poetry: More Bukowski

Happiness is Poetry: More Bukowski A Smile to Remember we had goldfish and they circled around and around in the bowl on the table near the heavy drapes covering the picture window and my mother, always smiling, wanting us all … Continue reading

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Happiness is Poetry: Robert Frost

Happiness is Poetry: Robert Frost Poetry is a deal of joy and pain and wonder, with a dash of the dictionary.    ~ Khalil Gibran Tonight another look at a wonderful poet, one I must admit I’ve not made my self … Continue reading

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Happiness is Art: Some of My Favorite Poets

Happiness is Art: Some of My Favorite Poets An intellectual says a simple thing in a hard way.  An artist says a hard thing in a simple way. ~ Charles Bukowski Happiness is Poetry: Bukowski Even More Bukowski At the … Continue reading

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Happiness is Poetry: Trista Mateer

Happiness is Poetry: Trista Mateer Tonight, upon the recommendation of Ashe Vernon, I bring you the poetry of Trista Mateer.  All of the poetry I really like is fairly raw, it’s the way I write and what I like to … Continue reading

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Happiness is the Poet Laureate of the Gutter

Happiness is the Poet Laureate of the Gutter Some people go crazy, what horrible lives they must lead Tonight I feature my favorite poet the quotes are his as well.  I first discovered him through his books and stories, Ham … Continue reading

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Happiness is Poetry: Powerful Female Poets

Happiness is Poetry: Powerful Female Poets Tonight for my weekly arts post I decided to reach back and drop a quick sample of three of my favorite poets, Sapphire, Warsan Shire and my newest, Ashe Vernon.  A piece by each … Continue reading

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Happiness is Poetry: Rev Kane

Happiness is Poetry: Rev Kane Good writing is supposed to evoke sensation in the reader – not the fact that it is raining, but the feeling of being rained upon. ~ E. L. Doctorow Tonight for our weekly poetry post … Continue reading

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