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"Joyful Curmudgeon" An oxymoron?
No! I see all the beauty of God's creation and I'm joyful.  At the same time, I see all the suffering and corruption going on in the world, and feel called to help expose and end it so that we may have true peace and compassion.


Emerson’s Quotations about Poets and Poetry – 23 October 2008
By Mary T. Hoffman

“There are two classes of poets – the poets by education and practice, these we respect; and poets by nature, these we love.”

“Poetry must be new as foam, and as old as the rock.”

“Poetry teaches the enormous force of a few words, and, in proportion to the inspiration, checks loquacity.”

– Ralph Waldo Emerson (25 May 1803 – 27 Apri1 1882)

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