Tag: 20th Century Poetry

V&E Poetic Therapy: Diligence Is to Magic as Progress Is to Flight

Marianne Moore, poem, butterfly, buddah, eye, clock, time, collage, poetic therapy, diligence, magic, flight, progress

What is Progress to Flight? Progress is to move forward or onward in space or time. Flight is the action or process of flying through the air. Progress is imperative in flight, it is the very movement of flight. What is Diligence to Magic? Diligence is a careful and persistent work or effort. Magic is the

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The Hollow Men

Mistah Kurtz-he dead A penny for the Old Guy I We are the hollow men We are the stuffed men Leaning together Headpiece filled with straw. Alas! Our dried voices, when We whisper together Are quiet and meaningless As wind in dry grass Or rats’ feet over broken glass In our dry cellar Shape without

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V&E Poetic Therapy: Moonrise

Moonrise By Hilda Doolittle Will you glimmer on the sea? Will you fling your spear-head On the shore? What note shall we pitch? We have a song, On the bank we share our arrows— The loosed string tells our note: O flight, Bring her swiftly to our song. She is great, We measure her by

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