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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  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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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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[/audio][/audio] George Gershwin’s:”Bess, Yo is My Woman now”, Porgy and Bess, (Joe Henderson)   George Gershwin’s: “It ain’t necessarily so”, From Porgy and Bess (Miles Davis) Louis Armstrong:”Oriental Strut” Hot Five, 19254. George Gershwin:”Summertime” “Porgy and Bess” 1934  Performed by Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald This essay is a peek into my silent “self-talk”: [I …

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“When I am an old woman I shall wear purple With a red hat which doesn’t go….”[1] Well, I’m 81, and I’m going to metaphorically “wear some purple”,  today by playing; the cute card….                                        “I’ll have what shes’s having” …

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[Real cowboys never run, they just ride away.~ Cowboy Proverb, 2015©www.PhyllisBurchettPhoto.net] “No Man is an Island”(1)  John Donne 1572 – 1631 “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. …

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The great psychiatrists have been European: e.g.: Reil, Feud, Kraepelinian. Frankl. With the miracle of the “cyber couch”, I have a  Swedish psychiatrist! [PV]     I received his analysis of me today which I’m going  to “Share” [social media influence] PV: “Sometimes I almost suspect that you, in an earlier life must have been an …

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

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“I want to be in your arms, where you hold me tight and Never let me go.” ― Kazuo Ishiguro, Never Let Me Go I am retired. I only write reviews of books that have moved into and are camped out in my mind along with books by Thoreau, Russell, Doctorow. Dostoevsky, Dickens, Hemingway and Frost.  There …

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Dear Readers of Blogger’s GPS, I have a treat for you. I have invited a guest poet and artist: Laurel Holmes of REALITY SANDWICHES to be our Guest. I found her site to be uncommonly beautiful. The art work is her own. THE LAYERS SEPTEMBER 7, 2015 | REALITY SANDWICHES “I was listening to a …

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“Its a very ancient saying But a true and honest thought That if you become a teacher [Father] By your pupils, you’ll be taught”, Anna, The King and I, Oscar Hammerstein II   I tried to be mostly a scientific physician until I had progeny who chose the arts. My family has enlightened me.  Art best …

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image courtesy of the artist, Myphuong Nguyen  poetry by Robert Frost Birches When I see birches bend to left and right Across the lines of straighter darker trees, I like to think some boy’s been swinging them. But swinging doesn’t bend them down to stay As ice-storms do. Often you must have seen them Loaded with ice …

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“He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to stand and walk and run and climb and dance; one cannot fly into flying.” Friedrich Nietzsche “You should only write if it is not possible for you NOT to write! -“ Elizabeth Hope Jackson – my English Teacher “Think digging ditches is hard? At least …

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Here is the August 29 invitation to potential participants: The new thread: Animals we love; observations, anecdotes, pictures or videos. bbnewsblog.wordpress.com bbnews@gmail.com 85.229.208.36 Submitted on 2015/08/29 at 11:27 am A suggestion to make The Blogger’s GPS more attractive. Why not start a blog post (“thread”) entitled “Articles & videos we want to share” (or something like …

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