Archive for the ‘Effort’ Category

Do you want to know who you are? Don’t ask. Act. Action will delineate and define you. You will find out from your actions. But you must act as an “I,” as an individual, because you can be certain only of your own needs, inclinations, passions, necessities. Only this kind of action is direct and […]

Poetry and the Mouth: from the blog of the poet, Annie Finch Hart Crane by candlelight, Longfellow on a cake, and the scoop on the amazing Patricia Smith Sitting on the back porch on a very foggy Maine summer night, reading Hart Crane by flickering candlelight to Kazim Ali and his partner, I share with […]



Effort is the necessary condition of moral perfection. Those who think they can live a high spiritual life whose bodies are filled with idleness and luxuries are mistaken. The body is the first student of the soul. ~Thoreau Nothing more can be considered as real merit for a person than his effort. Only in his […]