Mythos & Marginalia

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j.g. lewis

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A thought du jour, my daily breath includes collected and conceived observations, questions of life, fortune cookie philosophies, reminders, messages of peace and simplicity, unsolicited advice, inspirations, quotes and words that got me thinking. They may get you thinking too . . .

Mondays are just young Fridays

So, I make mistakes.
   An oversight or three, here and there, or an error or lack of judgment can (and will) happen. My lack of foresight simply happens.
   We do not learn from our mistakes, but rather we learn from the experience.
   You cannot prepare yourself for all probabilities knowing a mistake is a likely possibility.
   Pay attention.
   Experience comes from noticing what you are paying attention to.

08/15/2022                                                                                     j.g.l.


That Moon


Maybe this Moon

with the power it bleeds

      will illuminate more

      unnecessary violence

     and greed.

       Maybe this Moon

         has memories

    it simply cannot forget.

       Some of us will relate

    while others regret.

  Maybe that Moon knows

        what it is all worth

   and sets an example

       for those looking up

         from this earth.

07/27/2018                                                                            j.g.l.

it was so

     scarcely we remember
       humble beginnings

   the when
                the where

     not consequential

   the why
        a true miracle

     for a time
     it was so

                 until it wasn’t

there are no humble endings

     but we are humbled
     by even its existence

08/12/2022                                                                                             j.g.l.

I'm like a pencil;
sometimes sharp,
most days
other times
dull or
Still I write.

j.g. lewis
is a writer/photographer in Toronto.

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An Open Letter

Posted on April 23, 2017 by j.g.lewis Leave a comment

Dear poets and poetry lovers,

Poetry is not a trend, but rather a force in the lives of so many. I’ll refer to poetry as everything from an art form to a distraction.
  I know poetry and prose has the attention of so many souls, but you never see it “trending” on social media platforms; as in you never see #poetry on the trending lists like #kanyeloveskanye #cutekitten #dogonskateboard #presidentialerror, or any of the worthy (or worthless) events that capture the imagination of those who follow life on the tiny screen.
  Often (especially during Poetry Month), I will Tweet + Retweet poetry, AND encourage others to do the same. Poetry that lights us up is worth repeating, thus worth retweeting. Still, even with all the heightened activity during April, you still never see hashtags #poetry or #npm17 on the trending lists.
  I think we can change that.
  Now, I’m not sure how the algorhythms work, or how many Tweets it takes for a topic to “trend”, but we can all do something to influence the numbers.
  Next weekend, April 29 + 30 (the final days of POETRY MONTH) I ask that we band together to Tweet + ReTweet poems, poets and poetry (as many as you can, as often as you can) and use the hashtags #poetry + #npm17. These are the hashtags we regularly use (some of us more than others).
  Let’s flood Twitter with words worth reading. Think of it not only as increasing attention of poetry, but raising the consciousness of this delightful form of expression.
  The Twitter action has already increased over the past couple of week, and as we approach next weekend it will surely pick up (certainly if I have my way). It’s probably worth beginning this process early so we can build momentum. I’m starting now . . . and you can even ReTweet this message as you see it on your feed.
  I’m on Twitter @sayit4word, include me in your Tweet . . . and I do follow back. I look forward to hearing from you, reading your Tweets, and seeing how much difference we can make in these days of trends and trending.

deep peace

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