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Category Archives: Poetry

For want of a nail: agency, causality and consequence in a verse

First, a nursery rhyme that illustrates how our actions and details–both small and large–matter. For want of a nail the shoe was lost. For want of a shoe the horse … Continue reading

24 September, 2007 · Leave a comment

William Blake medley

Signature – William Blake: One who is very much delighted with being in good company. When I tell the truth, it is not for the sake of convincing those who … Continue reading

3 August, 2007 · 4 Comments

Presidents On Preemptive War

Here is what past US Presidents’ stated positions have been on preemptive war (now updated with Barack Obama): Abraham Lincoln: Allow the President to invade a neighboring nation whenever he … Continue reading

29 July, 2007 · 6 Comments

Arab divas: three generations

Friends, hope you have a terrific weekend; I’ll be back on the blog deck proper next week, but in the meanwhile, here’s a musical interlude. For some, this may be … Continue reading

21 July, 2007 · 5 Comments

Timely Reminders

"Those who crusade, not for God in themselves, but against the devil in others, never succeed in making the world better, but leave it either as it was, or sometimes perceptibly worse than what it was, before the crusade began. By thinking primarily of evil we tend, however excellent our intentions, to create occasions for evil to manifest itself."
-- Aldous Huxley

"The only war that matters is the war against the imagination. All others are subsumed by it."
-- Diane DiPrima, "Rant", from Pieces of a Song.

"It is difficult
to get the news from poems
yet men die miserably every day
for lack
of what is found there"
-- William Carlos Williams, "Asphodel, That Greeny Flower"