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J’accuse…!

    A Robin Redbreast in a Cage Puts all Heaven in a Rage. A Dove house filld with Doves & Pigeons Shudders Hell thr’ all its regions A dog starvd at his Masters Gate Predicts the ruin of the … Continue reading

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the music of the spheres (linguistically speaking)

    I live in the borough of Queens in New York City. In a metropolitan area with the most ethnically diverse zip codes in the nation, and in a City where far more languages are spoken than in any … Continue reading

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a brief exercise in “verbal impressionism”

          Observations made by me while jaunting this week.   Monday, August 20, 2018 girl with mother and siblings eating lunch in a Macdonald’s in Queens   Tuesday, August 21, 2018 kids eating potato chips in … Continue reading

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Ralph Colp, Jr. review of “The Gates of Memory” by Geoffrey Keynes

Ralph Colp, Jr. review of ‘The Gates of Memory’ by Geoffrey Keynes     As shown in my post “tribute to Ralph Colp, Jr., MD” https://rogersgleanings.com/2016/02/16/tribute-to-ralph-colp-jr-md/   My former therapist, the late Ralph Colp, Jr., was an extraordinary man. Posted here … Continue reading

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“The Poet”

    In the “Divinity School Address” [given at Harvard Divinity School in 1838, Ralph Waldo] Emerson at times made it sound as though his understanding of Christ had transformed that figure into a type of the artist, a man … Continue reading

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New York sunlight (and New York joys)

      “The grass that grows by absorbing the life-giving energy of the sun becomes [in Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass] a metaphor of ‘the ceaseless springing forth of life from death.’” — David S. Reynolds, Walt Whitman: A … Continue reading

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“What is the grass?”

          A child said, What is the grass? fetching it to me with full hands; How could I answer the child?. . . .I do not know what it is any more than he.   I … Continue reading

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