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The Reader is the Read





In the reading of a poem
the depth of the poem may have meaning
which,coincidentally,depends upon
the depth of the reader
not that the reader and the poem
are necessarily two separate things

If superficiality is involved
it may be with regard to the poem itself
or it may involve the perception of the reader
not that the perception and the reader are separate
not that the poetry and the depth are necessarily separate
as when the reader and the read are not two separate things
which,in a world of tremendous conflict,friction,and division,
might not be a bad thing whatsoever



Fall (1) Photo by Thomas Peace c. 2017

Fall (2) Photo by Thomas Peace c. 2017

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My Blog primarily consists of close-up nature photos (that I've taken locally) combined with original holistic-truth oriented prose and/or poetry involving mindfulness/awareness. I love nature and I love understanding the whole (not merely the parts and the details). I'm a retired teacher of the multiply handicapped. I have a number of interesting hobbies, such as fossil collecting, sport-kite flying, 3D and 2D close-up photography, holography, and pets. Most of all, I am into holistic self-awareness, spontaneous insight, unconventional observation/direct perception, mindfulness, meditation, world peace, non-fragmentation, population control, vegetarianism, and green energy. To follow my unique Blog of "Nature Photos and Mindfulness Sayings" and for RSS feeds to my new posts, please access at: (On my regular Blog posting pages, for additional information and to follow, simply click on the "tack icon" at the upper right corner... or, on my profile page, you can click on the "Thomas Peace" icon.) Stay mindful, understanding, and caring!...

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    • I am currently retired, Francis. I was a teacher for the multiple handicapped. All of my students were in wheelchairs and had mental retardation. One of my students, for instance, was a fellow who was blind; he was also hydrocephalic (with a very large head). He was very verbal and loved good jokes and funny stories. Another of my students had pretty much a normal IQ, but he was quadriplegic (couldn’t move his arms or legs functionally at all). He was very compassionate (full of empathy) for people, and i would share some of my philosophical insights with him (which he seemed very appreciative of). A lot of my students were incapable of swallowing food, so had to be fed via gastrointestinal tubes to their stomachs. In later years, my wife had to have intensive neck surgery. Because of complications, she is no longer able to eat and swallow food (except for yogurt and scrambled eggs). She uses a gastrointestinal tube every day (which i often help her with). It’s a good thing that i am used to such things. It’s rather peculiar that now she uses one!


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