borrowed words

  • borrowed words.

    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
  • borrowed words.

    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
  • borrowed words.

    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
  • borrowed words.

    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
  • borrowed words.

    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
  • borrowed words.

    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
  • borrowed words.

    February puddles from a moment I took just for myself. And this: “‘For Ahkeem,’ along with ‘Quest,’ and ‘Step,’ reminds white audiences that it is not enough to agree that black lives matter, but…

    February 12, 2018 11 Comments
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    January raindrops in a quiet minute I took just for myself. And this: “I feel a certain obligation to sort of stand up and be counted as a woman who has had kids and…

    January 29, 2018 37 Comments