while no one was watching

The imagination loses vitality as it ceases to adhere to what is real. When it adheres to the unreal and intensifies what is unreal, while its first effect may be extraordinary, that effect is the maximum effect that it will ever have. (Wallace Stevens, The Necessary Angel: Essays on Reality and the Imagination.) ~ what […] Continue reading

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Tales of the Tribe

  Tales of the Tribe http://wp.me/p102ON-E6  Synopsis: Society creates the stories it tells itself: factual, specious, apocryphal, dishonest; by any rendition, according to Wallace Stevens, will still be a fiction.  Myth wears the clothes of its culture, will always be a social fact, and those who would eschew these basic facets of humanity, will prove […] Continue reading

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Riffing Yesteryear

~ I hear the birdsong,   thrilling. I see the young girls,   thrilling. And still!   I was just   as willing.   All of that    was  yesteryear.   There’s no sense   regretting; there’s nothing   besetting; the here and the now,   where we live.   Forget it.    It’s gone. […] Continue reading

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In Real Life

     In real life   we Tarzans    don’t swing from a vine, and plainly   those Janies    wouldn’t give us the time.   When I was a poor boy,    white hats were all in   for heroes, all sunshine;   black hats for bad men.   In real life   the […] Continue reading

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