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Under the Plum Tree—by Linda Lee Lyberg: A Deconstruction

This poem was originally published in Vita Brevis, and was chosen by the editor as a favorite, so I re-read it again today, and it still tugged at me the way it did when I first read it. It begged me to take it apart. Dismantling/deconstructing a poem is not as horrific or callous as… Continue reading Under the Plum Tree—by Linda Lee Lyberg: A Deconstruction

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Delmarva by Katy Santiff: a Commentary

  Good morning and welcome to another edition of Writing in Blood's deconstruction of a poem entitled Delmarva—A Poem by Katy Santiff. I enjoy the unfolding of a new dimension. When I open a book of poetry, never at the beginning, but in the middle, it’s an immediate immersion. You don’t do it with a… Continue reading Delmarva by Katy Santiff: a Commentary

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On Creating a Human Being

I want to address, briefly, how we, as human beings, think. Not what we think, but how. This is a huge area study, and as a writer, it’s important to know. For example, why do we make decisions, time and again, that have negative impacts on us, yet we never seem to learn our lessons?… Continue reading On Creating a Human Being

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Comment on a Haiku

Good morning and welcome to another edition of Writing in Blood's deconstruction of a wonderful haiku by poet, Christopher Perry. Another Haiku contest, courtesy of Vita Brevis, brings us Christopher's haiku: On Autumn Dry leaves falling Silently on sunlit church Tears cleanse the path home *** The title of a poem is as vital to… Continue reading Comment on a Haiku

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It’s All Dark

Jung coined it — the “shadow.” The aspects of our personality that are either hidden from ourselves, or hidden from each other, either consciously or unconsciously. The Darth Vader to our Obi Wan; the Hyde to our Jekyll; the moonlighting stripper to our 4th grade teacher; the waning : - ( to our waxing : - ) moons. It’s… Continue reading It’s All Dark