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Better brave deeds than Valentine vows. Caring cannot be shown by words. Words would only weep with tears when what is wanted is worth much gold. Fair formula for wooing would be a faithful heart forgiving frailty yet seeking no … Continue reading

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Haiku for Joseph

  In his latest Reverie, Joseph Harker excels himself in a poetic and erudite essay on the art of haiku, which he likens to  throwing poetic spaghetti on a resonant wall. Whenever I write haiku, and it is often, I do … Continue reading

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Metaphor, an impenetrable art : discuss.

Joseph Harker said to me “A simile is like a length of chain; a metaphor’s a lump of unshaped clay.” I’d be happy to agree. I have no gift for metaphor though sad I am to say, a mind direct … Continue reading

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