Category: Poetic Therapy

Not knowing when the Dawn will come

Can you unpack this riddle? Not knowing when the Dawn will come, I open every Door, Or has it Feathers, like a Bird, Or Billows, like a Shore — Emily Dickinson Riddles help to expand our minds and to question the way we use language to convey meaning. What is the meaning of this poem?  

The Second Coming

Turning and turning in the widening gyre The falcon cannot hear the falconer; Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world, The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere The ceremony of innocence is drowned; The best lack all conviction, while the worst Are full of passionate intensity. Surely some

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Voice of the Voiceless: Great Spirits

I am addressing those great spirits who face this violent opposition. Mediocrity is rewarded. This is true and this is real. Be mediocre and it will open many already opened doors for you. Great Spirits rise! We don’t need doors! This is Vehemence! It is time.

Contraries

Without contraries is no progres- sion. Attraction and repulsion, rea- son and energy, love and hate, are necessary to human existence. From these contraries spring what the religious call Good and Evil. Good is the passive that obeys reason; Evil is the active springing from Energy. Good is heaven. Evil is hell. The Question: What

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A Question Answered?

From William Blake’s poem: A Question Answered. What is it men in women do require? What is it women do in men require?
The lineaments of Gratified Desire. Do you accept this answer?

When You Are Old

When you are old and grey and full of sleep, And nodding by the fire, take down this book, And slowly read, and dream of the soft look Your eyes had once, and of their shadows deep; How many loved your moments of glad grace, And loved your beauty with love false or true, But

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What good is one glove, without the other?

This is an excellent question for us to ask ourselves. Whether you are in a relationship or single, if you believe you are complete only as a pair, what is missing from your- self?