Posted in Authors, Great Quotes, Joy, Life, Poetry

The Test

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I can wade grief,
Whole pools of it,
I’m used to that.
But the least push of joy
Breaks up my feet,
And I tip – drunken.
Let no pebble smile,
‘T was the new liquor,
That was all!

Power is only pain,
Stranded, through discipline,
Till weights will hang.
Give balm to giants,
And they’ll wilt, like men.
Give Himmaleh, –
They ‘ll carry him!

Emily Dickinson, Poems: Series 2, Poem 9, The Test

A fairly helpful discussion/analysis can be found here:
http://www.gradesaver.com/emily-dickinsons-collected-poems/study-guide/summary-i-can-wade-grief-

Posted in Authors, Great Quotes, Inspiration, Life, Thought

Being Irish


I think being a woman is like being Irish… Everyone says you’re important and nice, but you take second place all the time.
~ Iris Murdoch

Being Irish, he had an abiding sense of tragedy, which sustained him through temporary periods of joy. ~ W.B. Yeats

I’m Irish!…When I feel well I feel better than anyone, when I am in pain I yell at the top of my lungs, and when I am dead I shall be deader than anybody.
~ Morgan Llywelyn

Posted in Authors, Journal, Truth, Writing

Audacity

We are seeking contributions to a very special zine, Audacity, which is being put together in this tumbledown world of ours.  The topic for second edition is truth…

I suppose people will be asking: what are we going to do with all this creative truth? The answer is simple…

Audacity may well be a zine, and completely pro-bono, but it will be freely distributed across the world in electronic form. Call it a showcase, call it an anthology, call it a collection. Call it what you may, we’re going to take this inspiration, this creativity, this hope, and we’re going to add a little magic and set it free on the winds. Where it belongs.

Sometimes people only need the faintest glimmer to get their hearts racing again. That and a little audacity…

Source: Audacity