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Poetry and Miscellany

  • Poem

    Men say they know many things;
    But lo! they have taken wings—
    The arts and sciences,
    And a thousand appliances;
    The wind that blows
    Is all that any body knows.

    ~ Henry David Thoreau

    (in context)

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On Inspiration, or What Makes You Keck?

Posted by Matthew on May 9, 2007

Not specifically about poetry, I know, but Justine tags an old standby for discussion on this post. I responded first, and I plan to follow the conversation in case something unusual emerges.

Also, yesterday I learned a fantastic word from my main man Josh: keck. From the Webster, 1913: “To heave or to retch, as in an effort to vomit.


A New Sheet (found poem)

You’re not
worthy of
a new sheet
of paper.
I don’t love
you, after all.
You “LOVED” your-
self more, and too
I regret the
years of tears
and nothing

Thoreau: May 9, 1858


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