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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: 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: Peter McWilliams

Happiness is Poetry: Peter McWilliams Desire happiness, aspire to gratitude, long for health, crave compassion, seek satisfaction, lust after God, however & whatever you perceive God to be, want to love yourself, others & everything around you more and more … Continue reading

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Happiness is Poetry: Pablo Neruda

Happiness 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 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: 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: Ashe Vernon

Happiness is Poetry: Ashe Vernon There are poets who sing you to sleep, and poets who ready you for war, I want to be both. ~ Ashe Vernon I was sitting in a friends house a couple of months ago … Continue reading

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Happiness is Poetry: Micropoetry

Happiness is Poetry: Micropoetry What is a poet? An unhappy person who conceals profound anguish in his heart but whose lips are so formed that as sighs and cries pass over them they sound like beautiful music. ~ Soren Kierkegaard … Continue reading

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