Tag: Dylan Thomas

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Today I’m 82 and I just had my house painted. As I was looking it over yesterday, I thought to myself, “Well, I won’t have to do that for another twenty years.” But then a disquieting but also strangely satisfying thought came to my mind: According to Social Security actuary tables, I only have 7.26 years left, and that means I will surely never have to have my house painted again.

Think about that: I’ll never have my house painted until the end of time, when the stars go out one by one and the universe itself finally pffts out of existence.

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In June, I posted on using music to “Retell[] a Poem – the Sacred in the Secular“. Then, I took you behind the scenes, into what the process of setting a poem to music looks like, in the middle of things, while the draft is still incomplete. Now that the draft is completed, in honor […]

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By special request, today’s form is the villanelle. Its major feature is repetition, which can be used for comic effect or to enhance the seriousness of the poem, depending on the subject matter and skill of the poet. History: There have been poems called villanelles for centuries, but what those poems were has changed significantly. […]

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Over all the north, tonight will be the darkest evening of the year. The darkness of winter brings cold, an absence of light sensed not with the eyes or even with skin alone, but in the very bones. Preview Open

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