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Happiness is Poetry: Adrian Manning

Happiness is Poetry: Adrian Manning Another recommendation tonight from our friend Hosho McCreesh, I really like Adrian Manning’s work and particular this first piece.  Check out Concrete Meat Press as well, fabulous stuff.  Have a read, enjoy and have a … Continue reading

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Happiness is Poetry: Great American Poems

Happiness is Poetry: Great American Poems   Tonight, a collection of several great American Poems, enjoy my friends and have a happy day ~ Rev Kane     I start of course with my favorite poet, Charles Bukowski, a brutal … Continue reading

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Happiness and Balance

Happiness and Balance Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance, order, rhythm and harmony.  ~ Thomas Merton Balance is a concept we will come back to time and time again on this blog.   Even in attaining happiness, … Continue reading

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Happiness is Poetry: Suzanne Burns

Happiness is Poetry: Suzanne Burns       So tonight friends a new discovery for me, the poet Suzanne Burns.  It’s amazing what you can turn up through a Google search.  I really enjoy the work I could find and … Continue reading

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Ten poets you’ve never heard of but you’re going to love

Ten poets you’ve never heard of but you’re going to love My alone feels so good, I’ll only have you if you’re better than my solitude.    ~ Warsan Shire Tonight to wrap up the last night of National Poetry month … Continue reading

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Happiness is Poetry: Warsan Shire

Happiness is Poetry: Warsan Shire Today a relatively recent discovery for me on the poetry front, Warsan Shire is amazing.  Her poetry is at times very dark, but always passionate and powerful.  We had a brief interaction on Twitter once, … Continue reading

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Happiness is Poetry: Bukowski

Happiness is Poetry: Bukowski Today my friends as we continue our assault on any visage of potential holiday depression, a poem from my favorite author, Charles Bukowski.  An uncharacteristically upbeat piece by the master but one with a very real … Continue reading

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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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Happiness is Making Connections and Having an Impact

Happiness is Making Connections and Having an Impact Where there is no human connection, there is no compassion. Without compassion, then community, commitment, loving-kindness, human understanding and peace all shrivel. Individuals become isolated, the isolated turn cruel and the tragic … 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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