Writer Jeremy Podolski collects odds, ends and inspirations in writing, editing, photography and creativity. Discover my original writing and Unlikely Storytelling at jeremypodolski.com.

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Not quite a poem #3

Absent the worry that wrestles a resting mind, sleep dances like an acrobat on a practiced path. No need for a safety net of dreams. He already knows where he will land – clairvoyance for a clear voyage to the place that leaves no questions unanswered and no wound unhealed. Tranquility breeds itself; still air makes no ripples on the water’s surface. Likewise, fear begets fear until all is swallowed in the void. There are those who will insist the sisters must be in balance, lest one destroy the other. We should be so lucky. We lie with whom we are assigned.

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Unlikely Storytelling turned 1 today!

Unlikely Storytelling turned 1 today!

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Understanding Poetry
Happy National Poetry Month! This comic was inspired by one of my favorite poems, "The New Poetry Handbook" by Mark Strand. This month on Incidental Comics, I’ll be exploring the world of poetry. A place, as Marianne Moore famously said, of  ”imaginary gardens with real toads in them.”

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Understanding Poetry

Happy National Poetry Month! This comic was inspired by one of my favorite poems, "The New Poetry Handbook" by Mark Strand. This month on Incidental Comics, I’ll be exploring the world of poetry. A place, as Marianne Moore famously said, of  ”imaginary gardens with real toads in them.”

(via teachingliteracy)

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The Decorah Eagle Cam

Storytelling insight hatched from Eagle Cam

Learning to look beyond our line of sight

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Happy birthday, Maya Angelou! Celebrate with her little-known and lovely children’s verses about fear and courage, illustrated by Basquiat.

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Happy birthday, Maya Angelou! Celebrate with her little-known and lovely children’s verses about fear and courage, illustrated by Basquiat.

(via teachingliteracy)

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In Defense Of The 'Impractical' English Major

Find out all of the amazing things (we) English majors have done and continue to do in the world. What Garrison Keillor calls impractical, I call universally applicable.

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I saw you fall
In the usual way

Autumn offering. Ochre whisper.
Tacit descent,
Unremarkable but for its solitude
Singular spirit
Waltzing on unseen breezes
Plummet and pirouette
Reflecting in the dance
Your feather touch
Ribbon kiss
Eyelids like petals from a rose
And before alighting on the grass,
The slightest draft, like baby’s breath
Lifted you above my heart
Suspended in the misty air
Just long enough
For me to know
It was you.

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True or False? Take Our April Fool's Literary Quiz

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