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Vanessa D. Fisher
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The Flame of Beauty: Reflections on a Poet's Journey

(4) Comments | Posted May 19, 2012 | 9:50 AM

I came across a beautiful poem today by Paublo Neruda that felt deeply resonant with my own path as a poet. I've included the poem at the end of this piece, but wanted to preface it by sharing a bit about my own somewhat unorthodox path and journey as a...

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My Descent Into Hell and What it Taught Me About Beauty

(14) Comments | Posted April 15, 2012 | 10:38 AM

"Do not think you have gained a virtue unless you have first been tried by its opposite." -- Saint Teresa of Avila

In my younger years, I was a geeky, skinny girl and a self-chosen tomboy. It wasn't until my teens that I started to develop into what others considered...

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