borrowed words

  • borrowed words.

    Dinghy floating on top of its oceanliner, the way we must look like adult and pupsea lions, beached and snoozing, or elsean asp on a heat rock, or a couple of grubs,you on me…

    May 13, 2019 3 Comments
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    Put down that bag of potato chips, that white bread, that bottle of pop. Turn off that cellphone, computer, and remote control. Open the door, then close it behind you. Take a breath offered…

    April 22, 2019 5 Comments
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    When, at the end, the children wanted to add glitter to their valentines, I said no. I said nope, no, no glitter, and then, when they started to fuss, I found myself saying something…

    March 18, 2019 5 Comments
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    “I have a different story to tell at 75 than I did at 25. Fifty years makes a difference and so if there’s a poet listening to us right now, one of the things…

    February 11, 2019 7 Comments
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    The last of these neighborhood roses and these words: “Here is the medicine: That though the heart is breaking, happiness can exist in a moment, also. And because the moment in which we live…

    June 11, 2018 13 Comments
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    The first of the neighborhood roses and these words: 1 Only now, in spring, can the place be named: tulip poplar, daffodil, crab apple, dogwood, budding pink-green, white-green, yellow on my knowing. All winter…

    May 21, 2018 5 Comments
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    Faye and flowers and these words: …These obligations sometimes frustrated Carson, but not half as much as they frustrate her biographers. For Lear, the author of “Rachel Carson: Witness for Nature” (1997) and the…

    April 16, 2018 11 Comments
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    Curious Silas and an excerpt from the loveliest springtime poem, in honor of National Poetry Month: Every few minutes, he wants to march the trail of flattened rye grass back to the house of…

    April 5, 2018 11 Comments
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    A bit of spring, and an encouraging perspective on a big challenge: “We believe the invisible hand is making businesses behave soullessly; that under capitalism, especially late-stage capitalism, there’s an inevitability to every sad-but-profitable…

    March 12, 2018 5 Comments
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    A self-portrait from a week-day afternoon. And this: Welcome to the end of being alone inside your mind You’re tethered to another and you’re worried all the time You always know the melody but…

    February 26, 2018 34 Comments