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I have always loved clouds in all their variations. The dark clouds of storms, the puffy white thunderheads of changes to come, the strata, the cumulus, the nimbus, the female and the male. I love the poetry of clouds. Clouds and poetry have the same source of inspiration. My name is Nublado Dia, the Poetess of Clouds.
Header Image: In Greek mythology, Nephele was a cloud nymph who figured prominently in the story of Phrixus and Helle. Nephele was also the goddess of hospitality. Nephele is the cloud whom Zeus created in the image of Hera to trick Ixion to test his integrity after displaying his lust for Hera during a feast as a guest of Zeus. Source: Wikipedia
Note: All photographs on this site were taken by me and are not retouched in any manner. Many are taken from my balcony in Loja, Ecuador of my favorite, always changing mountain.
“I Am Here!” This is more than a declaration. It is a revelation. I love being in this body, separate and part of something greater. The finite existence of this life is the true gift. I feel free – atop of the world.
At some juncture on my journey I chose a different route — to follow no man but myself and to have no god but life. I am here to live each day, to grow in wisdom, and to expand in my ability to love. I read, I write, I think, and I dream. I howl at full moons and laugh at myself often. I am Tao Writer.
Header Image: Charles Bukowski believed one of the best places to experience the true grittiness of life was in a local bar, and for many years he lived above one in Los Angeles. This is one of my favorite, also in Los Angeles. Photograph by Tao Writer.
As a freshman at Rugters University on the banks of the Old Raritan River during the mid-sixties and the only Black student in a small philosophy department, I received the moniker Socrates Black from my colleagues. I am a philosopher by education and discipline, and a poet at heart. I have been collecting bits of wisdom in the form of words and poems for almost fifty years. These words have come from writers, poets, politicians, the every day man and woman, the famous and the infamous. I am Socrates Black, the Wisdom Archivist.
Header Image: The super star cluster Westerlund 1, only 15,000 light-years away in our Milky Way neighborhood, hosts one of the largest stars ever discovered. You can see and learn more here.
Coming March 01, 2020
I think of myself as a poet and lover of words. When nothing else can get me through the day, I am confident in opening a book of poems I will find words to ease my burden, lighten my heart and bring me to a place of peace with this life I live. I am the Poetry Man and these are the poems and poets I love.
Header Image: Ashes and Snow by Canadian artist Gregory Colbert is an installation of photographic artworks, films, and a novel in letters that travels in the Nomadic Museum, a temporary structure built exclusively to house the exhibition. The work explores the shared poetic sensibilities of human beings and animals. Ashes and Snow has traveled to Venice, New York City, Santa Monica, Tokyo, and Mexico City. To date, Ashes and Snow has attracted more than 10 million visitors, making it the most attended exhibition by a living artist in history. Wikipedia
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