Daily Archives: April 3, 2014

Let’s Read Poetry


Poetry (Photo credit: V. H. Hammer)

Apparently this is National Poetry Month, I had no idea until this morning. I love poetry.  This must be something that runs in the family.  My Grandma Joye was a poet, and my mother routinely tries to abscond with my Norton’s Anthology of Poetry (Don’t worry, I know where to find it.)  There’s just something about it that tugs at my soul a bit.  As much as I enjoy the rhythm as a poem flows, I don’t read poems very often. Discovering amazing poets that I’d never explored before has inspired me to read more poems. So, today, I’m sharing a poem by a poet I never studied in school or had even really heard of until a few years ago.  He’s actually become one of my favorites though.

As Once the Winged Energy of Delight

As once the winged energy of delight
carried you over childhood’s dark abysses,
now beyond your own life build the great
arch of unimagined bridges.

Wonders happen if we can succeed
in passing through the harshest danger;
but only in a bright and purely granted
achievement can we realize the wonder.

To work with Things in the indescribable
relationship is not too hard for us;
the pattern grows more intricate and subtle,
and being swept along is not enough.

Take your practiced powers and stretch them out
until they span the chasm between two
contradictions…For the god
wants to know himself in you.

Rainer Maria Rilke
‘Til next time,
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Hey, Did You Know This About Dinosaurs?

Henry told John Green to make the video about velociraptor. It’s pretty awesome. I had no idea they had feathers. Feathers! (Also they lived in the Cretaceous period, not the Jurassic period. Sorry Michael Crichton) Apparently, they could jump about 10 ft, vertically. At Nerd HQ at last year’s San Diego Comic Con, Tom Hiddleston did an impression of a velociraptor. It was pretty awesome, and it makes you wonder how many times did he really watch Jurassic Park?

‘Til next time,

Thursday’s Word…

Seductive PowerAnd today’s word is…lacuna

There’s a band, Lacuna Coil.  Good to know what “Lacuna” means now.

‘Til next time,