Charles Clanton Rogers

Reflections based on poetry, music, visual art, book reviews, history of science, first-person history, philosophical essays and International Blogging

The Poetry of Walt Whitman “This is what you shall do; Love the earth and sun and the animals, despise riches, give alms to everyone that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants, argue not concerning God, have patience and indulgence toward the people, take …

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INTERNATIONAL BLOGGING 2016/01/28 Guest Host: Jennifer Calvert A Poem in Four Parts Drip, Part 1 Wild honey, Drip, down her candid heart, Swelling, Fainting, the sight of blood, Paranoia, gapping like a fleshy wound, A maiden of distrust, A dangerous peril of insanity, Exposed to the heat of the sun, Sanctuary within a dappled disparity, …

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INTERNATIONAL BLOGGING 2016/01/26 Guest Host: Jennifer Calvert  Three Poems: Kill Your Darlings Sweetly she sings, Vocals, like the sound of the wren, High pitched and toned, Beating in the wind, Cutting edge, She risks, her heart, Only to find, It shaded and shun, A shadow without the sun, Darling little one, broken, And fractured, Kill …

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The Degas winner   Now  help me decide between “Tuft of Flowers” and “Mending Wall”. “Mending Wall” by Robert Frost,  1874-1963 “Something there is that doesn’t love a wall, That sends the frozen-ground-swell under it, And spills the upper boulders in the sun; And makes gaps even two can pass abreast. The work of hunters is …

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  Literary Giants Review: William Faulkner      ” I decline to accept the end of man. It is easy enough to say that man is immortal because he will endure: that when the last ding-dong of doom has clanged and faded from the last worthless rock hanging tideless in the last red and dying evening, …

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  Now in the twelfth month of 2015, I am revisiting and revising ten previously published posts of mine which were well  received.    Count down at # 7 FORGIVE ME :  I understand that you like my writing in the-first-person.  Allow me a dramatic use of THE POETIC-LICENCE-wrench!  Frequently, my fingers are possessed by the …

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   prelude-a-lapres-midi-dun-faune INTERNATIONAL BLOGGING  2015/12/03 “That’s the beauty of Australia, the diversity in landscape and seasons.” –Jen Black Hawk and A Dove The wind’s body, blustery and bracing, The breath of leaves, Blow across the seas, Petals of rose buds, to scatter, Against the storm, Lost, A black hawk and a dove, A protector of …

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In his classic novella, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry has left several important lessons. The vital ones are: The Lesson of The Rose and The Lesson of The Fox Roses: Your Rose is your responsibility is your rose. It is only in your responsibility (your rose) wherein you can find fulfillment, the ultimate reward and treasure. It is only by …

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West Running Brook ‘Fred, where is north?’ ‘North? North is there, my love. The brook runs west.’ ‘West-running Brook then call it.’ (West-Running Brook men call it to this day.) ‘What does it think k’s doing running west When all the other country brooks flow east To reach the ocean? It must be the brook …

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JE SUIS PARIS No man is an island, Entire of itself, Every man is a piece of the continent, A part of the main. If a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less. As well as if a promontory were. As well as if a manor of thy friend’s Or of …

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“And now here is my secret, a very simple secret: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.” Book Review: Le Petit Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery The Little Prince is Saint-Expurey’s  poetic clairvoyance of truth, beauty, and love. If you have not read it, do not …

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  We continue to invite contemporary poets to submit their work here. We have featured three guest poets:        Paul F. Lenzi       Laura Grace Weldon                          Laurel Holmes of REALITY SANDWICHES   For today we are …

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