Category Archives: Poetry

The Parable of the Madman

If prose is the meal, poetry is the dessert. Nietzche’s writing might not be true poetry but it is poetical. I read and I am in awe. Parable of the Madman THE MADMAN—-Have you not heard of that madman who … Continue reading

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Bob Dylan and the Nobel Prize

Bob Dylan recently won the Nobel Prize for Literature. (external link) The New York Times cogently framed the debate: do song lyrics have the same artistic value as poetry or novels? They do, especially when you consider Dylan’s gripping delivery and often … Continue reading

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My 200th Post- Celebrating With Poetry

  To celebrate my 200th post I am foregoing writing duties and bringing in someone else to entertain you. This is Kipling’s “The Explorer.” Long and brilliant and a gift from God. The Explorer — 1898 There’s no sense in going … Continue reading

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