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Poetic Thought for the Day (8/21/2014): John Clare ~ Horizon & Natural Fact

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A WISH will rise in every breast,
For something more than what’s possess’d…
– John Clare, The Poet’s Wish

If you’ve not read John Clare’s works you’ve missed out on a poet whose simplicity and grace overshadows even the greats like Wordsworth in a specific registrar of modality: the journey toward the horizon. Clare would bring home the old saw that poet’s cannot speak of anything without “invoking the merest things of nature and nature’s various appearances”.1

Such a simple thought he declares in the poem in my epigraph, but one that comes home to most of us when we think of poetry. Many seem dissatisfied with their present lives of drollery, work, and life choices as if we were stuck in a rut, going through the same water wheel route over and over and over again wondering is there a possibility of something new or not; can we find…

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Viv Drewa is a Michigan native who has enjoyed reading and writing since 1963. Though she studied medicinal chemistry at the University of Michigan, her passion has always been writing. She had been awarded third place for her nonfiction short story about her grandfather's escape from Poland. Later, she rewrote this story and was published in the "Polish American Journal" as "From the Pages of Grandfather's Life" and has republished it on Amazon.com as a short story. Viv took creative and journalism courses to help in her transition to fulfill her dream of becoming a writer. She worked as an intern for Port Huron's 'The Times Herald", and also wrote, edited and did the layout or the Blue Water Multiple Sclerosis newsletter "Thumb Prints." She also has a business promoting authors. Owl and Pussycat Book Promotions. Viv, her husband Bob and their cat Princess, live in Fort Gratiot, Michigan.

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