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Poetic Prompt: The Dead and their Cosmic Altar

The Dead and their Cosmic Altar

It is that time of the year when, in Mexico, we honor the dead. Some people may be aware of this celebration, but if you’re not I will give you the heads up. During the last day of October and the first days of November, people create altars to celebrate their loved ones. They offer them their favorite foods (traditional), treats, flowers (marigolds), bread, sugar or chocolate skulls (calacas), and many more small objects like glasses of water and candles. Also, it is common to place a picture of the person you are honoring on the altar. To get a…

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Where does the word poetry come from

Where does the word poetry come from?

The word poetry originally comes from the greek ‘poiesis’ which means: “a making, fabrication, creation, production”.[1] “ποίησις.” Greek Word Study Tool. Accessed July 10, 2015. According to the philosopher Martin Heidegger, Plato defines poiesis in “Symposium (205b):… “Every occasion for whatever…