Category Archives: Poetry

Poet’s Rebellion

Poets often kid one another that their work is saving the world, but the role that poets played in Ireland’s independence 101 years ago today is no joke. The Easter Rising of 1916 in Dublin, Ireland was also known as the Poet’s Rebellion because … Continue reading

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Enlightened Leaders Value Arts and Culture

“We must never forget that art is not a form of propaganda; it is a form of truth.” – John F. Kennedy honoring Robert Frost in speech at Amherst College                     … Continue reading

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Eccentric Genius – Synonyms

“What am I in the eyes of most people — a nonentity, an eccentric, or an unpleasant person — somebody who has no position in society and will never have; in short, the lowest of the low. All right, then … Continue reading

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Ekphrastic Poetry

“When we get more houses than we can live in, more cars than we can ride in, more food than we can eat ourselves, the only way of getting richer is by cutting off those who don’t have enough.” – … Continue reading

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Ageless

“People don’t use their creativity as they get older. They think this is supposed to be the end of this and the end of that. But you can’t always be so sure that it is the end.” – Anne Porter … Continue reading

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Assault On The Arts

The National Gallery of Art opened on Saint Patrick’s Day in 1941. In the dedication speech on opening day President Roosevelt said, “To accept this work today is to assert the purpose of the people of America — that the freedom of the … Continue reading

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Tolerance

Norman Rockwell February 3, 1894 – November 8, 1978 New Kids in the Neighborhood, 1967 Norman Rockwell, American artist whose paintings depict segregation, patriotism, freedom of speech and religion. Rockwell  was described as sickly, skinny, underweight, bad at math, probably dyslexic, … Continue reading

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