Call me if you are a publisher and I will see if I can mention you in my next poem
Meditation on love
Not what you do professionally
but what can entertain you defines who you are.
Meditation on humor
Meditation on purpose
Conversation and Correspondence
Meditation on Beauty
But how can art keep us alive when it cannot kill us?
Free speech is the whole thing, the whole ball game. Free speech is life itself. – Salman Rushdie
“Attention is the natural prayer of the soul.” – Malebranche
Death is a displaced name for a linguistic predicament. – Paul de Man
Ethics and Artificial Intelligence
Aristotle and death
A Meditation on power
An artist is a sort of emotional or spiritual historian [whose] role is to make you realize the doom and glory of knowing who you are and what you are – James Baldwin
We say to ‘rise’ to fame and to ‘fall’ in love. Correction. We fall in fame and we rise to love.
A poet is a lazy philosopher – K. Choi, lazy poet
The English language is nobody’s special property. It is the property of the imagination: it is the property of the language itself. – Derek Walcott
The Gods are Back
The gods are back, companions. Right now they have just entered this life; but the words that revoke them, whispered underneath the words that reveal them, have also appeared that we might suffer together. – René Char