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A Poet's Journal: May 26th, 2014

May 26th, 2014


'The impoverishment of imagination' was a phrase I read the other day in regards to Milton and his poem, the overcoming of which would be no surprise to any of us could we calm the source of idle thought.  The plane of reality must spread out before us so openly, that if there is ever any bias, the distance shall not lose its vivacity, nor all the sustenance that was in the heart run out into the stagnant pools of anticipation.  But even this is merely the whisper of vanity; for whenever something inwardly is given a motive for production, the nature of what we saw deep inside us becomes the object by which we miss our mark.  Most of the time, by the end of our projects, we are deluded as to what they really are; and it is only now that I am coming to realize that any of my undertakings, though they may take months to accomplish, always come back to the initial idea I started with, no matter how many evolutions they have undergone.  Imagination becomes impoveris…

Book Review: Woodland Poems

Woodland Poems has been reviewed in India and is in this month's issue of Ashvamegh International Journal of English Literature.  If James Sale's review (click here to read) didn't give you a desire to read these poems last time, this one surely will--please follow the link below to read the review.

Book Review by Alok Mishra


Book Review: Woodland Poems by Douglas Thornton

Woodland Poems has been reviewed!!  Please go here to read what has been said:  Woodland Poems Book Review By James Sale