Friday, October 19, 2018
A quantum field is the waving grass of endless possibility,
Waving this way and that,
Depending on the winds of thought,
Tickling the feet of minds all about the Multiverse.
If an ordinary human has the wing-breeze of a monarch butterfly,
Then poets are as an albatross,
Where a shaman or yogi may be a Thunderbird or Dragon,
Shaking fluid reality,
Or soaring on the shared winds of monarch migrations.
We all dream of being hurricanes.
By: Daniel A. Stafford
Sunday, October 7, 2018
Preface to "The Great Book Of Blizzard":
Poetry that is contained in these pages is the result of a lifetime
spent mostly in places with real Winter; The Great Lakes for the most
part, yet also the Great Plains, the Rockies of Colorado, and even
mid-North Texas and Northern New Mexico.
the face of Climate Change, I wanted to save and preserve what it was
like to live in these places in the era of actual Winters.
of these poems are what I like to call “Poetic Memoir,” and are
based on real events in my life. Some are simply fantasy based on a
lifetime of experience with snow and Winter...real Winters.
I have lived in Southern California for four years as of the
completion of this compilation in 2018, never forget that I am a
native of Wisconsin who spent fifty years in the Midle West of these
United States of America. My family still lives there, and lives with
those of you who find snowy Winters a novelty, or know it not at all,
I hope this book can give you a deeper understanding of what it was
so many forget is that almost everything in nature needs a period of
rest and renewal before the busy regrowth of Springtime. Even
humanity needs – and mostly neglects – quiet time to turn inward,
reflect, and recharge.
you for reading.
love and light,
book donated to Public Domain
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The Poetry of Victorian Science
In 1848, the mineralogist, pioneer of photography, and amateur poet Robert Hunt published The Poetry of Science, a hugely ambitious work that aimed to offer a survey of scientific knowledge while also communicating the metaphysical, moral, and aesthetic aspects of science to the general reader. Gregory Tate explores what the book can teach us about Victorian desires to reconcile the languages of poetry and science.Read More »
Cosmography Manuscript (12th Century)
Wonderful series of medieval cosmographic diagrams and schemas sourced from a late 12th-century English manuscript.Read More »
Bon-Mots of the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century (1897)
Compilation of some of the best conversational witticisms of the 18th and 19th centuries, including Joseph Addison, Samuel Johnson, Oscar Wilde, and Lord Byron, and many lesser known wits.Read More »
The Laughing Song (1904)
In this novelty recording by the Norwegian actor Henry Klauser, a mournful refrain gradually gives way to laughter.Read More »
Flatfish Camouflage Experiments (1911)
Photographs from a series of experiments in which various types of flounder through their paces as regards camouflage ability.Read More »
How to Create a Human Being
The Book of Stones, a central alchemical text, contained formulae with the power to create living tissue from ordinary matter, supposedly.Read More »
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