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Loose Words Letter #75

Philosophical

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Welcome to the weekly newsletter from Loose Words. These letters go out every Thursday and highlight many of our published poems from the past week. Loose Words is a poetry publication brought to you by Assemblage to capture disconnected thoughts and let them find their form.

“Wonder is the feeling of the philosopher, and philosophy begins in wonder.” — Plato

Each week, we will post a few lines from each featured poem (all friend links so anyone can read them) to give you a preview of the whole. We encourage you to read the full version by clicking in and taking that minute. A one-minute read could change your day.

Featured Poet

Each week we feature one of our contributing poets at Loose Words on our homepage and in this letter. This week it is Jennifer Cowie King. Jennifer is a writer, essayist, and poet who is wrestling with the Muse.

Featured Poet: Jennifer Cowie King

Collection

Collections are groupings of poems with an overall theme. You can find Collections on the homepage underneath the Featured Poems, Notes From the Editor, and Featured Poet sections.

Philosophy features 8 poems from 8 different poets from our archives. This section is a great way to get acquainted with multiple works around one theme, as well as to find poets you haven’t read before, or ones you shouldn’t miss.

Philosophy features loose words from Connie Song, Jonathan Greene, Bradley J Nordell, Jessica Lee McMillan, Paul Mulliner, Gregory D. Welch, Jennifer Cowie King, and Jay Sizemore.

Collection: Philosophy

Selected Loose Words From Last Week

Fade Away by Lark Morrigan

“today I am so much more
than what others see me as
when I fade away
and tremble before them all.”

Calamity by Jonathan Greene

“but I also
know it’s not on me
to fix the fires
that others make
in their front yards
from their own
discarded kindling”

Memory Water by Jessica Lee McMillan

“memory water
fills drained lakes,
rushes the basin
recollecting shapes
moored in mile/stones”

The Threshold by Connie Song

“I try to salvage the pieces,
mend the cracks,
as wicked strands of hot wax
burn until the pain is gone.”

The Peace in Acceptance by Megan Minutillo

“There is peace in finding stillness
amongst the madness,
and the chaos,
and learning how to be present with
what’s in front of you.”

Ridges by MAB

“I am not a rock, I am not the moon.
I had to come back home
because I missed you.”

Highlighted Past Poem

Daughter of an Absent Father by Wild Flower

“You can be the
d a u g h t e r
he never wanted, or,
the woman who
knows her worth.”

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“There will be no end to the troubles of states, or of humanity itself, till philosophers become kings in this world, or till those we now call kings and rulers really and truly become philosophers, and political power and philosophy thus come into the same hands.” — Plato

How much do you believe in philosophical ideals in today’s world?

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