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Happiness is Poetry: Wolfgang Carstens

Happiness is Poetry: Wolfgang Carstens Tonight a poet recommended to me by Adrian Manning, his name is Wolfgang Carstens.  Wolfgang is a seriously interesting guy, his words are angular, sharp, they seem revel in the terror of honesty, good stuff.  … Continue reading

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My New Book: Athena’s Addict

My New Book: Athena’s Addict                 The wound is the place where the light enters into you. ~ Rumi This is the single most deeply personal post I will likely ever do on the Ministry of Happiness.  As I have … Continue reading

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Happiness is Poetry: Rumi

Happiness is Poetry: Rumi Tonight I gift you with a long and wonderful piece on falling in love by Rumi.  Hard to imagine his work is over 600 years old, but if you’ve never read any you’re missing out.  Enjoy … Continue reading

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Happiness is Poetry: Hosho McCreesh

Happiness is Poetry: Hosho McCreesh So tonight my friends, the poetry of Hosho McCreesh, a poet I discovered in my communication with Doug Draime who recommended him to me.  Not suprisingly, Doug was right on the money.  Much like Doug’s … Continue reading

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Happiness is Poetry: Warsan Shire, again

Happiness is Poetry: Warsan Shire My alone feels so good, I’ll only have you if you’re sweeter than my solitude. ~ Warsan Shire I love her stuff so much I figured I’d giver her a second day, enjoy my friends … Continue reading

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Happiness is Poetry: Pablo Neruda

Happiness is Poetry: Pablo Neruda To do the useful thing, to say the courageous thing, to contemplate the beautiful thing: that is enough for one man’s life ~ T S Eliot Tonight my favorite romantic poet, I’ve never read anyone … Continue reading

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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: 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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Happiness is Poetry: Pablo Neruda

LoHappiness is Poetry: Pablo Neruda Today another one of my favorite poets, Pablo Neruda almost the polar opposite of Bukowski, Pablo Neruda immerses himself in love and beauty and of course a bit of happiness.  So today, Ode to the … Continue reading

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Happiness is Poetry: Langston Hughes

Happiness is Poetry: Langston Hughes Love is a naked shadow,On a gnarled and naked tree ~ Langston Hughes What I’ve always liked about the poetry of Langston Hughes is that what he wants to say is right there in front … Continue reading

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