The Waking Themes
Little Words, Big Ideas
Fate and Free Will
It’s a big word, fate. Actually, it’s only four letters long, but it has a much bigger profile. If you believe in it—and maybe even if you don’t—it’s got your number. You probably know...
Life, Consciousness, and Existence
For a short, deceptively simple poem, “The Waking” isn’t afraid to take on the BIG subjects, like fate (see the "Fate and Free Will" theme), the various states of consciousness, nature, death...
Awe and Amazement
As speakers go, the one in “The Waking” is pretty amazed. We sort of imagine him stumbling all over the natural world, bug-eyed and giddy about all the dirt, trees, worms, and light he observes...
Not to sound all literati-glitterati, but let’s face it: all poetry is a process of transformation, from observation, idea, or feeling to words that in turn are transformed in the reader’s mind...
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