Terence Craddock

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Life. (Spectral Images and Images Of Light) are mirrors, reflections, images of life. The concept and agenda was to write slices of life, splices, dealing with morality and motovating factors, which make people think. In an increasingly technological world, where black and white often degrades into shades of grey, complex or trivial, beautif ...

Terence Craddock Poems

Water Of Life

water flowing
in mountains streams creeks rivers
water trickling
racing to fill ponds lakes oceans

Dearly Departed Leaves Echoing Silences

I came looking for you
as I do several times a day

Painter Thought Felt Meant?

artist painter
are you alone
in your mind
painting pictures?

Poetry Infuses Poet Soul Journey

poetry to poets
is part soul whispers
poets haunted word images

Death A Door Opening Into Perfection

with dissipating life breaths
with pale shadow breaths
until the mirror remains clear glass;
until heat breath moisture

Terence Craddock Quotes

05 March 2015

it is always best to work together to resolve problems to restore harmony rather than to stir dissension create havoc by playing blame games

07 March 2015

People will betray us disappoint us. Over time people will use us abuse us. But it is our decision judgement to trust interact with others. People of all races religions cultures are minds which will teach us also lessons in compassion and love. All people are personalities in flux, imperfect potentially ridden by emotions. Upon occasions, flash point dynamic moments, all may potentially hurt us. Therefore cultivate wisdom, strive to attain reason, balance kindness. Never calculate cultivate revenge. Return only good to others and ride the karma of a beautiful soul.

08 March 2015

'writers paused too long in rest cease to be writers, writers must return to imaginative beckoning worlds of words, writers must write or lose themselves, an essential part of their being; writers must chase the falling leaves of words that entice to write out their existence'

08 March 2015

'Waste for profiteering is a crime, greed is a cause, love compassion and sincere organized efforts to solve global problems are attempts at solutions.'

08 March 2015

'giving water food medicine housing to suffering people makes us humanitarian, giving weapons supporting wars makes us oppressors of the victims of conflict'

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Terry Craddock 28 December 2015

Pragmatism as an ideal? An interesting label which I would be honoured to wear, the problem with prolific writing is that we fall under many labels and academic attempts at definition often come not during but after the event. 'Pragmatism is a philosophical tradition that began in the United States around 1870. Pragmatism rejects the idea that the function of thought is to describe, represent, or mirror reality. Instead, pragmatists consider thought an instrument or tool for prediction, problem solving and action. Pragmatists contend that most philosophical topics—such as the nature of knowledge, language, concepts, meaning, belief, and science—are all best viewed in terms of their practical uses and successes.' Influences for pragmatism included 'Francis Bacon who coined the saying ipsa scientia potestas est (knowledge itself is power) ', 'David Hume for his naturalistic account of knowledge and action', 'Thomas Reid, for his direct realism', 'Immanuel Kant, for his idealism and from whom Peirce derives the name pragmatism', ' G. W. F. Hegel who introduced temporality into philosophy (Pinkard in Misak 2007) J. S. Mill for his nominalism and empiricism', 'George Berkeley for his project to eliminate all unclear concepts from philosophy (Peirce 8: 33) ' and 'Henri Bergson who influenced William James to renounce intellectualism and logical methods'. My favourite protopragmatist is Ralph Waldo Emerson.

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Terry Craddock 24 November 2016

There was a time when I wrote many poems with many different themes, all mixed together and it was not possible to easily choose specific themes, favourite themes to follow. Someone once critized me for just writing poems then neglecting them, not looking after them, doing anything with them. I thought it was enough to write and give freely. Now I will try to find time to put together and attempt to eventually publish five books, all with differing themes of nature, all interacting with the previous books, because the shift within these different interacting themes of nature; create stories and attain a rich perspective with multiple insights into nature and sometimes the interactive nature of humanity in past and contemporary societies. The first of these books 'Eagles Soar On High Thermals' is now available. If you want to enter into the beauty peace diversity of nature and also a few contemporary global issues involving contemporary global interaction with nature, then this book is a gift for you. The second book 'Ghost Eagle Still Flies Ghost Skies' which continue this exploration of nature and be available soon. Enjoy the read. http: //bookstore.balboapress.com/Products/SKU-001107317/Eagles-Soar-on-High-Thermals.aspx

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Ramesh T A 30 January 2016

Forward looking writers of your calibre are always welcome to do their best through poetry to higher level all the people of the world to live better as one humanity in One World! All the best always!

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Howard Savage 28 December 2015

You have a profound concept of life, but there are many concepts that enhances life. pragmatism absent of being dogmatic.

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Eric Cockrell 28 June 2016

A light in the darkest wilderness, A voice, and a song! Right beside you, brother!

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Manjeshwari Poet 26 November 2020

well..Sorry I wasn't able to read some of your comments and poems..some problem with the website I guess.. well..I read ''Mona Lisa Ghost Smiles In Aerial Perspective'' and ''Misty Mona Lisa Personified Dawn''. So..it makes 8 poems dedicated to me....Thanks for the Honour..I am humbled and Honoured..

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Manjeshwari Poet 26 November 2020

well..Sorry I wasn't able to read some of your comments and poems..some problem with the website I guess.. well..I read ''Mona Lisa Ghost Smiles In Aerial Perspective'' and ''Misty Mona Lisa Personified Dawn''. So..it makes 8 poems dedicated to me....Thanks for the Honour..I am humbled and Honoured..my 4 lines Quatrain " Misty Sunshine " inspired you to write 8 poems..

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Manjeshwari Poet 26 November 2020

would be more interesting if you could write one poem with all of it..like Da Vinci's Mona Lisa painting.. composition of the best in one..just a suggestion..I also read the two lines written by you in the comment..Inspired by my poem Moonlight Pearls! ..Thanks :)

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Manjeshwari Poet 20 November 2020

Thanks for the Honour..I am humbled and honoured..I am happy that my Poem " Misty Sunshine " inspired you to write 6 poems.." Mist Arises Dawn Born " .." A Misty Veil Hides Dawn " .." Shy Dawn Flirting Sun Courtship " .." Sun Flashing Bright Smile " .." Dawn Personified A Young Mother Mist Face " .." Mona Lisa Enigma Moon Faced " ..6 poems inspired by a Quatrain..incredible..Good..Thanks :)

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Mahtab Bangalee 29 September 2020

It's difficult for me (cause I'm still a novice writer) to write about this poet for his scholastic genius. Whenever I come to his writings and go through his poems then get special something about depth of poetic expressions. It's always praiseworthy note that his all collaborating literary works are excellent beside his own creative writings. I wish always a brilliant highest success of this poet in his literary life.

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