Category Archives: Literature

A Shakespeare’s Halloween

Of His Bones Recipe for “Double, Double Toil and Trouble” A Morsel of Dust The Lifting Shroud Incantation of Confounding When They Appear How It Seems in the Shadow What Comes this Way?    

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How It Seems in the Shadow

To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow, Creeps in this petty pace from day to day To the last syllable of recorded time, And all our yesterdays have lighted fools The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle! Life’s but a … Continue reading

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When They Appear

A mote it is to trouble the mind’s eye. In the most high and palmy state of Rome,  A little ere the mightiest Julius fell, The graves stood tenantless, and the sheeted dead Did squeak and gibber in the Roman … Continue reading

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Incantation of Confounding

Up and down, up and down, I will lead them up and down:  I am fear’d in field and town: Goblin, lead them up and down. -Puck A Midsummer Night’s Dream Act III, Scene 2

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The Lifting Shroud

My fairy lord, this must be done with haste, For night’s swift dragons cut the clouds full fast, And yonder shines Aurora’s harbinger; At whose approach, ghosts, wandering here and there, Troop home to churchyards: damned spirits all, That in … Continue reading

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A Clod of Dust

Gravedigger’s scene from Hamlet, Shakespeare HAMLET How long will a man lie i’ the earth ere he rot? First Clown I’ faith, if he be not rotten before he die–as we have many pocky corses now-a-days, that will scarce hold … Continue reading

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Recipe for “Double, Double Toil and Trouble”

A dark Cave. In the middle, a Caldron boiling. Thunder. Enter the three Witches. 1 WITCH.  Thrice the brinded cat hath mew’d. 2 WITCH.  Thrice and once, the hedge-pig whin’d. 3 WITCH.  Harpier cries:—’tis time! ’tis time! 1 WITCH.  Round about the caldron go; In … Continue reading

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every single thing is many

reading won’t save us from death and reading won’t free us from want then why do we like to be literate the literate lord it over others if a grown man can’t read where can he live in peace squeeze … Continue reading

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Review: The Mountain Poems of Stonehouse

I feel that many who visit Flowerwatch and find something they enjoy here will likely also appreciate the following book, as described in a review* I posted awhile back on Goodreads.   *See other reviews and books here.

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Review: The Beautiful Mystery

I wrote the following book review* for Goodreads.

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The Poetry of Gathered Rain – A Brief Analysis

Robert Bly, who’s work I deeply appreciate and enjoy, has been heard to remark with scathing criticism upon the tendency he’s seen in much modern poetry to list, catalog, and otherwise dryly describe the mere things of the world, rather … Continue reading

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Gathered Rain: Second Edition Available Now

I’d like to introduce the release of my Second Edition of Gathered Rain, a work of poetry and art which follows the cycle of the seasons through its manifestations in the natural world.  Because I have already published a First … Continue reading

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Text of a Talk about Gathered Rain

I was invited to attend a local “author’s forum” at our public library last Saturday. There were seven authors gathered to speak, in total. It was a fascinating forum. All were local writers, and each had diverse experiences of depth. … Continue reading

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NEW BOOK, GATHERED RAIN, NURTURES the ROOTS of POETRY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NEW BOOK, GATHERED RAIN, NURTURES the ROOTS of POETRY Georgetown, California, June 15, 2014 ̶ Join American poet Kevin Trammel, in celebrating the release of his new book of poetry and art, Gathered Rain. Gathered Rain, is … Continue reading

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Gathered Rain – Book Release Announcement

I have the pleasure today to announce the release of a book that I began some time ago and which, over the years, I’ve tweaked here and there, adding artwork, refining the poetry and the idea of the book, until … Continue reading

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