We try

“where the hummingbird, wherever there is a fuss,
just rises and floats away”

—Mary Oliver

To make the attempt
at something more
than the least and the longing
somehow to venture upward
into blue fine ethers
where wanting is not misfortune
where time does not steal
where happiness is an aching
and the shine of history
turns new and nubile
every morning by sunlight
spilling over sunlight
and without lament

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Un intento

eras noches cuando llovía
o te hiciste mi lluvia en el recuerdo

buscabas alegrías impenetrables
en las horas lentas 

cuando el sol bosteza

tiritas todavía fructífera
justo más allá del momento

sin límite sin prejuicio sana
fulgurando sublimes denuncias

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Avispa

el tiempo no es
ni la aurora ni el reloj
no es ni un combate
ni el amor en descenso
el tiempo no es de fiar
ni es una corriente
como un río
que esculpe montañas y cavernas
e ideas de aquí o allá
el tiempo es una avispa
que girasolea
entre cálidas nieblas
de percepción y olvido
y nunca nos dice
nada más que eso mismo

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‘Texto sobre texto’: la poesía de Carlos Trujillo

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Carlos Trujillo es poeta chilote, nacido en Chiloé, gran isla chilena que ocupa la frontera entre el continente y el turbulento Pacífico, isla donde, según me dicen, tres días sin lluvia ya constituyen una sequía inexplicable y mantener en colores floridos las iglesias de madera autóctona, frente al océano y las lluvias, es un desafío constante.

O sea, las lluvias, los elementos, la navegación, o sobre el mar o de un tiempo a otro, son hechos de la vida. El poeta lleva esta isla en su sangre y sin ser poeta de lares, la actitud fresca de fértiles e íntimas meditaciones, que empuja su manejo de la tinta, su búsqueda de la palabra que mejor armonice con las demás, también nace ahí, renovada cada vez que ejerce la licencia navegadora de su pluma.

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The Creative Approach: The ‘Other’ Evolving

The creative approach to language, the expressive urge, the impact of a whim to let the unseen meaning come to be seen, come into the light: to write creatively, one must know how to think without the limiting slant of convention, and this means to recognize, to fashion, to come upon new forms and counterweights, new allowances, and to effect bold innovations in the way words and sounds and currents of meaning are matched and provided for…

To think about achieving new cosmologies, to think outside the geometry of the known (or presumed) universe, we must first come to the understanding that rule-based thinking is designed to leave us with thoughts that re-affirm the underlying preconceptions, the rules…

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New Publishing Models to Speed Best Ideas to Application (discussion forum)

Creative writing is part of the work of any writer. Finding the best way to put two words, then three, then four and ten, together, is the basic metabolic process of creating any text. And it requires a vision and an application of that vision. Publishing models determine which texts are made available to a wide audience, and by what means. New media, like this social network, are providing new opportunities, but the crossover between print and digital media will provide bold new opportunities for making the best new ideas available to the people who can do the most with them.

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