We tend to put poems into factions. And it restricts our reading.
But I tend to think of the expressive part of me as rather tedious – never curious or responsive, but blind and self-serving.
All sins tend to be addictive, and the terminal point of addiction is damnation.
It’s true that it’s within the realm of cultural politics that young people tend to work through political issues, which I think is good, although it’s not going to solve the problems.
All empty souls tend toward extreme opinions.
We tend to run our whole life trying to avoid all that hurts or displeases us, noticing the objects, people, or situations that we think will give us pain or pleasure, avoiding one and pursuing the other.
Sometimes when I visit schools, kids will interview me for the school newspaper. They ask me questions and my answers tend to go on and on, and they try to write down everything I’m saying as quickly as they can. And one day, a kid holds up her hand and said, ‘Do you think you could just answer ‘yes’ or ‘no?’ Aren’t kids wonderful?
When I write, I tend to twist my hair. Something for my small mind to do, I guess.
We citizens of the affluent countries tend to discuss our obligations toward the distant needy mainly in terms of donations and transfers, assistance and redistribution: How much of our wealth, if any, should we give away to the hungry abroad?
So in the dark we hide the heart that bleeds, And wait, and tend our agonizing seeds.