Poetry as a Gateway to the Mystical

One of my favorite poets of all time is William Blake, a London born writer—among many other things—most notably known for his poems The Lamb and The Tyger. His verse is full of dynamic imagery, noble rhythm, and a strong sense of societal awareness; however, the thing that I adore the most about Blake’s artistry was its connection to the spiritual aspects…

On Loneliness

I applaud the value modern society places on the ideas of fellowship and community. After all, what is one of life’s many purposes if not to form meaningful relationships by connecting with the world around you—albeit in a fairly remote way; i.e. social media. However, I’ve found that the value of company is highly subjective and that some people—myself…