Monthly Archives: December 2015

Holiday Break

This will be my last post until the New Year. It’s amazing to me how well the sonnet has held up as a form.  An example appropriate to the darkness of the season: Noch Einmal, an Orpheus When the Queen … Continue reading

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Underepresented

I see I’ve only posted one poem by Robert Frost in the history of this blog. Today’s post makes this two. He’s such a master of rhyme–could anyone else rhyme honeysuckle and knuckle without it seeming contrived? He lived so long, it’s … Continue reading

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Cream Legbars

This year I got my first Cream Legbar chickens. I have four. They are curious, friendly, and lay turquoise eggs. On top of that, they have adorable little feathery topknots. Definitely my favorite chickens of the moment.

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Airport poems

As many of us will be on planes during this season, I thought I’d include two poems about airports, each named for the gate where it was inspired. Next time your flight is delayed, you can bring this up and … Continue reading

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Best Beans

Instead of a vision of sugarplums, how about a simple, inexpensive and wonderful meal that lasts for days. I set myself the challenge of making a pot of vegetarian beans that taste as good as ones cooked with a ham hock. … Continue reading

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Larry likes this better

Apparently, Larry hated yesterday’s poem. So I thought I’d post this little anecdote he told me to balance the scales. It’s about Steve Wynn, a big investor in casinos in the US, Macao and Hong Kong–a casino magnate in fact. … Continue reading

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