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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 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: 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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Holiday Happiness: A Happiness Poem

Holiday Happiness: A Happiness Poem 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 try help folks out … 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: 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: 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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