A cousin also uses this site under the username Heaven_sent_Kathy, so please check out her writing.
”Good reviews are bad for poets..."
"They tend to confirm one in one's own conceit -- unless they praise what you yourself don't like. Also, they make Good reviews bad for poets... you’re self-conscious about your virtues -- just as when you praise a child for some natural charm. Also, they create an underground opposition: applause is the beginning of abuse. Also, they deprive you of your own anarchic liberties -- by electing you into the government. Also, they separate you from your devil, which hates being observed and only works happily incognito." Ted Hughes to Anne Sexton, 1967
Poet of the Week: Hepcat61:
“But the biggest inspiration for my poetry of late - that which has led to the expansion of my use of different poetic forms, my introduction to concepts of "free verse" organization and structure, and the use of shared voice in poetic collaboration - have come from my association and discussions with Jade Pandora, who I met as a result of joining Deep Underground Poetry.”
“What is a Sapiosexual Woman?”
The word is “sapiosexuality.” As defined by the urban dictionary, a sapiosexual person is someone who finds intelligence and the human mind to be the most sexually attractive feature in the opposite sex. The origin of the word comes from the word sapiens, which means wise or judicious, and the word, sexual."
A senryu I wrote when Andy J Hale mentioned this little vegan eatery in NYC:
if I could be there
I’d be on the cannoli
like white on brown rice
Mantra (given to me)
I have attempted to over-accommodate others. In so doing, I surrendered part of my natural personality; I subordinated my natural assertive behavior and found myself apologizing for being myself/expressing my own opinion.
• I must resolve to treat others as they treat me, but to do so in a socially responsible way. It is not natural to placate people who wrong me.
• I must not let any “other” make me an “other.” I must remember who I am and reward those who treat me with the respect I earn and deserve. I must not forget or diminish my value, my accomplishments and my true self. Continuing to “turn the other cheek” without reciprocal respect is unnatural and diminishes who I was, who I am and who I can become