Stephen Evans

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Stephen is a playwright and author of The Marriage of True Minds and A Transcendental Journey.

A Good Book

“I was inspired by the marvelous example of Giacometti, the great sculptor. He always said that his dream was to do a bust so small that it could enter a matchbook, but so heavy that no one could lift it. That's what a good book should be.”


― Elie Wiesel

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Rosy Cole
Pretty much rules Shakespeare out!
Friday, 17 July 2020 17:31
Stephen Evans
Genius sets its own terms But I agree density of expression was not his gift. Though compression of emotion into dialogue certai... Read More
Friday, 17 July 2020 18:18
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Milton: A Limerick

 

It is said that John Milton was Blind

And the world that he served was Unkind

So he waited to See

Standing Gloriously

For he couldn’t go blind in the Mind

 

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Rosy Cole
'They also serve who only stand and wait.' When I Consider How My Light is Spent: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/44750/s... Read More
Monday, 15 June 2020 18:15
Stephen Evans
Helpful context ... Read More
Monday, 15 June 2020 20:36
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Coleridge: A Limerick

 

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Samuel fancied a Dream

But Xanadu vanished Abeam

Of the pipe and the Puff

For the love of the Stuff

He imagined a higher Esteem

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The Problem

 

"The problem is not so much to see what nobody has yet seen, as to think what nobody has yet thought concerning that which everybody sees" 

Arthur Shopenhauer

 

https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/11682.Arthur_Schopenhauer

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Rosy Cole
Am somewhat bemused by how this can be validated or proven.
Wednesday, 03 June 2020 16:15
Stephen Evans
I think the rare and precious revolutions of human thought happen this way - Buddha, Plato, Kant, Einstein. I have neglected Sho... Read More
Thursday, 04 June 2020 03:04
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Stephen Evans Something Unearthly
23 June 2022
I think what I want more than to be remembered is to have made a difference in something that contin...
Rosy Cole Something Unearthly
22 June 2022
An epitaph is a convention of respect. It marks a spot. How much it says depends on estate and fame ...
Stephen Evans Something Unearthly
21 June 2022
A comforting thought, and similar to the epitaph that closes Gray's poem. But then isn't an epitaph ...
Rosy Cole Something Unearthly
21 June 2022
Perhaps I should have added that, nevertheless, I do feel this is a limpid piece of poetry you have...
Rosy Cole Something Unearthly
20 June 2022
On this theme, I have difficulty with Thomas Gray: Full many a flower is born to blush unseen, And w...