Monthly Archives: December 2014

Holiday Break

I’m going to be busy with family events through New Year’s, so will be taking a break.  Update on chickens, garden, poems, on my return. Here is my holiday card, beautifully designed and printed by Lis Rappoport of Littoral Press in Richmond:

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I know nothing at all about Jared Carter, except that I like this poem a friend sent me: Geodes They are useless, there is nothing To be done with them, no reason, only The finding, letting myself down holding To … Continue reading

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Storm hysteria

It’s been awhile since I posted a rant so here’s a short one, just before we get to the season of good will. I can’t understand why the media and the ordinary folk around are so excited about what seems … Continue reading

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How a poem can happen

Here’s your Monday poetry vitamin (and isn’t this how you imagine an Irish poet should look!): Detail I was watching a robin fly after a finch – the smaller bird chirping with excitement, the bigger, its breast blazing, silent in light-winged earnest … Continue reading

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In the supermarket

Even a poem for Black Friday… or part of a poem, by Agi Mishol, a Hungarian-born poet who lives in Israel and  writes in Hebrew. This is the first (and I think best) part of three part poem from the … Continue reading

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