Friday, November 22, 2013
An online daily putting "Hooray!" in your day
News Flash: This week begins Poetry-Plus, our regular review of noteworthy books that will inspire and move you. Andrea Grill is our Poetry-Plus editor who will offer her always-cogent, always-heartfelt comments on poetry books, fiction and non-fiction works.
Poetry-Plus: Book Reviews
This is Water (David Foster Wallace)
This is a film by The Glossary called "This Is Water" which is taken from David Foster Wallace's commencement address at Kenyon College. The film is less than ten minutes. It's profoundness is in it's simple message. We hope that you enjoy it.
THD Quotes (To Bolster Your Hooray)
When it’s over, I want to say: all my life
Tell me, what is it you plan to do
with your one wild and precious life?
-- Mary Oliver, from "The Summer Day"
New and Selected Poems, Vol. 1
Instructions for living a life.
Tell about it.
-- Mary Oliver, from "Sometimes"
Love yourself. Then forget it.
Then, love the world.
-- Mary Oliver, from "To Begin With, the Sweet Grass"
For poems are not words, after all, but fires for the cold, ropes let down to the lost, something as necessary as bread in the pockets of the hungry.
-- Mary Oliver, from "Row for Your Life"
A Poetry Handbook
THD Poster (Get Your Hooray On!)