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“Let Them Eat Chaos” by Kate Tempest

Let Them Eat Chaos is one of those books, one of those poems, that everyone should somehow run into, meet, and end up reading at some point, for one reason or another. It should be destined. Condensed in these words resides a truth that could swallow the world into wholeness. “This poem was written to… Continue reading “Let Them Eat Chaos” by Kate Tempest

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“House of Light” by Mary Oliver

House of Light. I find the title to be beyond appropriate for this particular collection of poems. This book does house light, and it slips through the cracks that make it a home, hand in hand with hope. “I want to believe that imperfections are nothing – that the light is everything – that it… Continue reading “House of Light” by Mary Oliver

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“American Primitive” by Mary Oliver

I don’t know if you have ever seen it, or at least heard of it, but there’s a rather famous sculpture of a naked woman bleeding light through the cracks on her body. The piece is called Expansion and is from the talented Paige Bradley. As I read American Primitive by Mary Oliver, my brain… Continue reading “American Primitive” by Mary Oliver

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“A Season in Hell” by Arthur Rimbaud

I understand, and not knowing how to express myself without pagan words, I’d rather remain silent. I am not going to lie to you. This is definitely not the kind of book I would randomly read. To be quite honest, I wasn’t even aware of its existence until I found myself reading Patti Smith’s M… Continue reading “A Season in Hell” by Arthur Rimbaud

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“Dream Work” by Mary Oliver

“Everywhere in this world his music explodes out of itself, as he could not. And now I understand something so frightening, and wonderful – how the mind clings to the road it knows, rushing through crossroads, sticking like lint to the familiar.” It’s impossible not to notice the differences between Dream Work, Why I Wake… Continue reading “Dream Work” by Mary Oliver