Terence George Craddock (afterglows echoes of starlight)
Terence George Craddock (afterglows echoes of starlight) Quotes
''The great hope of social and economic justice in America was gunned down with the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. If the promise of social and economic justice is to be attained in America, the time to struggle and fight for social and economic justice is now, always now, not delaying for a more opportune time and a more couragious future genereation. The promise lives on, in all of us who are prepared to stand up against those who stole justice, deliberately without mercy or the slightest trace of scrupples in the first place. Justice is only as strong and as secure, as each generation prepared to honour and fight to uphold and preserve justice. We stand to be tested in the crucible of integrity now, always now.''Terence George Craddock June 2015 on the 11.6.2015.
'''The poet in me knows a very simple truth, to know what I am going to write, I must begin writing, the words are not within me; the words are within the universe and I am their voice, I can sometimes write an entire poem, start to finish word perfect, without knowing what I am writing; most of my poems are not chosen topics, a moment a point in time that could be fixed measured arrives, it could be any time day or night, anytime free time relatively relaxed; and thus normally daily I will write, rarely with a plan as to what how I will write, I will write because I need to write; as rain needs to fall, as rivers need to flow, as flowers need to grow, I write as I breathe thus not to write is not to breathe.'''Terence George Craddock January 1st 2016.
''Poetry in the breathes we breathe, poetry as world word maps, running poets through poetic paces; choices made impulses irrefutable lays poems on pages, or left unwritten unread in receptive singular minds, breathing poetic imagination forces fusions in mind spirit soul, dice cast destinies taken or forsaken.''Terence George Craddock January 2016 10.1.2016.
'''Poetry Against Terror' is a contemporary tragedy which must be written, the choice to live free of fear is an easier option for free spirit poets, than some sections of the public paralyzed with fear, therefore the decision to refuse fear; to accept the cards will fall as they may is accepting life as it comes; it is not the duration years in our lives which matter, it is the quality intensity attempts at living dreams which determines our bright our stars shine, on the darkest nights even a single star shining on an overcast night shines hope bright.''Terence George Craddock January 2016 on the 10th of January 2016.
''some poets gift make trivial great, the mundane awesome, some poets set everything alight with new angles depths of perception, life enfolds many mysteries waiting for us to unfold unravel''Terence George Craddock January 2016 8.1.2016.
''fruitful moral is generosity decreases with familiarity tests limits of hospitality''Terence George Craddock January 2016 on the 19.1.2016
''all of us have a potential for greatness within us, gifts skills we can develop, the ability to give, comfort kindness happiness support to others; therefore look in the mirror, and see something awesome; awesome can be a mirror image, if we want awesome we can create awesome, within ourselves''Terence George Craddock January 2016 22.1.2016.
''life is often the balance of a lot of work and far less pleasure, which makes the choice of pleasure more critical''Terence George Craddock January 2016 2.1.2016.
''most poets will write in the present, never forgetting, most problems solutions are born from the past''Terence George Craddock January 2016 8.1.2016.
''No one used the term Christian IRA or Christian Spanish Inquisition, because the religion is not defined by a splinter group of violent extremists; therefore it is past time contemporary global news media, learn to accurately define terrorists within the present agenda of another major world religion, experiencing a Dark Age of violence distorting the peaceful existence 1.2 billion Muslims desire to live in.''Terence George Craddock January 2016 30.1.2016.
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Water Of Life
in mountains streams creeks rivers
racing to fill ponds lakes oceans
water mist breath allowing
myriad life possibilities
water small droplets sowing
web of life potential diverse forms
without water there would
be no magnificient
earth life lusting swarms
vast planet wide oceans
filling teeming brimming
with species complexities
water vast percentages
of amazing cells
that strata comprise
all living organisms
spun life webs
Time Hangs Heavy
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Split Image from the poem 'Mountain King Corridors' by Terence George Craddock