Robert Bly, March Nineteenth, Toronto discussed on The Archive Project

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Anniversary of the beginning of the war and another side of your mind learns that also on March Nineteenth? The swallows returned to compass Toronto as they do every year. How do you live with both of those without poetry without literary arts without each of US trying to reach without Robert bly? I don't think we could my father. William Stafford was lucky in many ways but one particular stroke of luck. I should say marrying my mother. Dorothy hope among other things but in addition to that one particular stroke of luck was the friendship of Robert. Bly For this friendship brought my father other into a world at both welcomed an advanced his ways of seeing and of saying the many rooms in the mansion of Robert Bly attention are available to everyone poetry translation publishing what is written now for what is needed now. Attention to how men and women the ancient and the modern warrior and the peacemaker may seek to surprise to entertain and understand one another with Robert bly. Different ways dance together. Where William Blake imagined the city of art a place of constant interactive creation? Robert Bly UH travels the world to make this real imagine blake with students followers. We're the companions. Imagine Antonio Machado with his own school. Imagine Pablo Neruda and friends camping on the earth in early summer. Maybe Noah gathered all the animals into the Ark but Robert has sought to welcome multiple dimensions of the Human Psyche into one arc of conversation as the feminine mm-hmm and become stronger. What kinds of adjustment may be opportune in the male psyche? When Americans act more like siblings than like parents what questions may help us to truly mature in a world world war in an empire with commanders? Asleep the plight of the human what can citizens and poetry retrea encourage do. We are very lucky to welcome Robert Bly to Oregon and to be part of this conversation with with him somewhere in the back row my father is signaling to night. We have poetry friendship courage and Robert Bly the I love that image of their arc and strangely enough. I thought I'd begin with probably not one of the most fattest people in the Ark and agreed sweetie. So Oh thank you for inviting me here and thank you for those lovely introductions Bernudo road all kinds of forms of his is life and then later in after all the political he began to do odes to simple things can order rabbit killed on the road and old to suspenders and he did an. Oh my socks which I loved and read and translated. He and I read it together a number of times so this is an Ode to my socks and you're to think of of human beings who were able to love more and more simple things of the world world. Modern Mardi brought me a pair of socks which he needed herself with their own to Shepard's hands to suck as often as rabbit. I slipped my feed. got into them. As though in the two cases of twilight and skin violence socks my feet were to fish meat or wool. Aw Too long sharks see blue shot through my one golden thread to immense blackbirds two cannons. My feet were honored in this way by these heavenly socks. They were so handsome that for the first time my feet seem drew me. Unacceptable like too decrepit firemen firemen on worthy of that woven fire era of those glowing sucks. Nevertheless I resisted the temptation to save them somewhere. Students collect. Fireflies has learned. Men Collect sacred texts. I assisted the mad impulse to put them into a golden cage and give them each day birdseed.

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