Her Anxiety by William Butler Yeats Earth in beauty dressed Awaits returning spring. All true love must die, Alter at the best Into some lesser thing. Prove… Read more “V&E Poetic Therapy: Her Anxiety”
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.… Read more “V&E Poetic Therapy: Diligence Is to Magic as Progress Is to Flight”
Cover art: William Adolphe Bouguereau (1825-1905) The Youth of Bacchus (1884) On Maenads The Maenads were the female followers of Dionysus in Greek Mythology. The word Maenads in Greek means… Read more “V&E Poetic Therapy: Maenad”
Cover art by Ginger Kelly I wanted to find a poem that spoke to the earthy sensory experience and of the feeling of Spring. For me, Spring… Read more “V&E Poetic Therapy: A Girl”
My theme this week is attention and I am kicking off the week with a poem by A. R. Ammons. When I found this poem it made… Read more “V&E Poetic Therapy: Pet Panther & ADHD”
An argument aginst basic notions of morality.
To forgive yourself and others is to embrace the ambiguity of empathy and compassion. Nothing is ever simple when it comes to what is good and what is evil, often it comes down to what side you are on and your perspective.
From Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet
“Of the good in you I can speak, but not of the evil.
For what is evil but good tortured by its own hunger and thirst?
Verily when good is hungry it seeks food even in dark caves, and when it thirsts it drinks even of dead waters.”
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!… Read more “The Hollow Men”