Poems dating younger men

13-Dec-2016 08:11

The dictates of this traditional masculinity are ill-defined but strict: First, make a scene.

Be big, be brash, do physically courageous and dangerous things. Be a spectacle in your actions, but in your thoughts and feelings, inscrutable.

My own answer, at 18, was one of these: I wanted to go hang around outside the old Scribner’s building with a couple pairs of boxing gloves and challenge Ernest Hemingway to a fight.

So many of his stories, and so many stories about him, involve teaching a lesser guy to box. I figured it made me sound macho and cultured at once.

At Least Sometimes, a ghazal by Meher Baba, was dictated to Bhau Kalchuri in Hindi; he translated it into English, adding the four lines which are marked by asterisks (*). The ghazal, Oh Beloved Master, was written during the 1920s.

Ages 14-25Free programme Applications are now open. If you have something to say and are searching for a new way to say it this programme will feed and challenge you to produce work that is fresh, raw and relevant. If you are selected you will complete a 12 session programme with internationally renowned poet and performer Jacob Sam-La Rose as well as guest facilitators and artists who will help develop different aspects of writing and performance.

I woke up, as one sometimes does, remembering that there was a book of poems I had to consult.

It's a tattered thing on my shelf: an old anthology called I read of a thousand killed.

Bhau Kalchuri is a member of Meher Baba's Mandali, or Inner Circle.

About Meher Sarod he writes, "It was Meher Baba Himself who taught me how to write ghazals and gave me the inspiration to write....

Ages 14-25Free programme Applications are now open. If you have something to say and are searching for a new way to say it this programme will feed and challenge you to produce work that is fresh, raw and relevant. If you are selected you will complete a 12 session programme with internationally renowned poet and performer Jacob Sam-La Rose as well as guest facilitators and artists who will help develop different aspects of writing and performance.

I woke up, as one sometimes does, remembering that there was a book of poems I had to consult.

It's a tattered thing on my shelf: an old anthology called I read of a thousand killed.

Bhau Kalchuri is a member of Meher Baba's Mandali, or Inner Circle.

About Meher Sarod he writes, "It was Meher Baba Himself who taught me how to write ghazals and gave me the inspiration to write....

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