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About meCurrent favorite words:

Rain. (Especially when dancing and sizzling.)

Loveliness -- as in, "That poet's ambition with language is to embody 'loveliness'."

There are uncounted other variations. Celebrate yours.

Silence. (A favorite sound I endeavor to embody in poems as successfully as birds sing it.)

Love sparrows, and -- be forewarned -- actively defend them against negative criticisms. Especially love hearing them in clusters talking all at once and keeping the neighborhood awake with NOISE!

Turtles are not intellectually slow; they are contemplating.

Law, and legal history, have much to teach about that which isn't new: human behaviors and the need to regulate them for the sake of public safety.

Buddhism, says Thanissaro Bhikkhu, is at core "psychology and values". I agree. (Zen is as transparent and empty as water that has evaporated.)

I have other views but space is limited. Those expressed above may change without warning. Or stay the same -- also without warning.

About my libraryI have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library. -- Jorge Luis Borges, "Poema de los Dones," from El Hacedor.

GroupsAmerican Revolution & Founding Fathers History, Cognitive Science, DimSum Thing, Karl Shapiro and Company, Poetry Fool, Progressive & Liberal!, Writer-readers

Favorite authorsTed Berrigan, Gregory Corso, Robert Creeley, Emily Dickinson, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Robert Hayden, Stanley Kunitz, Denise Levertov, Norman Mailer, Nicanor Parra, Rainer Maria Rilke, Mark Twain, William Carlos Williams (Shared favorites)

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Member sinceDec 5, 2007

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