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Think of these as small gifts for a lovely Sunday morning. without a thought the neighbor’s back yard turns green —William Higginson from which tree’s blossom it comes, I do not know this fragrance —Basho flickering in the woodpile the groundhog’s eyes —Joe Nutt by firelight listening to the silence of things we can’t see […]

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Failure As Fertilizer for Hope

This.  From Kay Ryan’s The Best of It: New and Selected Poems. [Post image: What cows eat by nosheep on stock.xchng]

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Poetry Selections for a Holiday

It’s Poetry Month, for a little while longer.  This week I was elated to hear Kay Ryan won the Pulitzer Prize for The Best of It: New and Selected Poems.  Her poems are like urgent, succinct drops of observation.  And can I just add (whisper, whisper)—understandable?  I’m not a fan of the new rage of […]

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Gems For Your Pocket

From Everyday Blessings: The Inner Work of Mindful Parenting by Myla and Jon Kabat-Zinn. And if you’re lost?  Here’s the poem “Lost” by David Wagoner. Last but not least.  Have you heard of The Civil Wars?  Such a haunting, mesmerizing duo.  I can’t get enough of them! May your day be beautiful and fruitful.  May […]

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Throw Yourself Like Seed

And although the poem doesn’t need extra commentary, I liked a quote Roger Housden used in reference to this poem, in his book Ten Poems To Set You Free. [Post image: Crop in Field by hotblack at stock.xchng]

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