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"I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library." ~ Jorge Luis Borges
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In these strange, hard & stressful times, making time for creativity can feel out of reach. But: “If I can’t write a poem, I can at least get 17 syllables” ~ Luke Rodehorst. Nurture your own creative practice, each day. “You can always write one line of poetry." ~ Marie Ponsot. A haiku doesn't *have* to be seventeen syllables exactly. Just follow the guidelines of Matsuo Bashō — include an image that shares a moment in time & an image that indicates the season of the year.
The home library of Johns Hopkins professor Dr. Richard Macksey in Baltimore | NY Times ~ Dr. Macksey, who passed away in 2019, was a book collector, polyglot & scholar of comparative literature. His book-filled, 7,400 sq ft house held 51,000 titles, according to his son, Alan, excluding magazines & other ephemera. 35,000 volumes were donated to the Hopkins & Loyola Notre Dame libraries, with the most valuable pieces moved to a “special collections” room on the Hopkins campus.
"Between those reminders and the writing itself, I can feel myself slowing down. This is not the kind of writing I can blast through at a messy speed, correcting later. This kind of writing requires a deliberation that little else in my life requires: one thought, one word, one sentence at a time." ~ Margaret Renkl
"A journal is a book that shall contain all your joy, your ecstasy, what you are grateful for." ~ Henry David Thoreau
The Unwinding ~ "If I said that my love for you was like the spaces between the notes of a wren’s song, would you understand?" Written & consummately illustrated collection of poetic stories by Jackie Morris. An uncommonly enchanting painted poem celebrating the wilderness of the imagination and our capacity for love, trust, and hope.
Reclaim Her Name ~ Throughout history many female writers have used male pen names for their work to be published or taken seriously. To honor their achievements & give them the credit they deserve, these 25 novels are being offered as e-books, free to download via the Women's Prize for Fiction sponsor Baileys. Physical box sets of the republished titles will also be donated to libraries across the UK. #writing #reading