Monthly Archives: April 2016

Favas!

Fava beans are one of the most rewarding crops–giant beans, like the one’s from Jack and the Beanstalk–go into the ground in the fall or spring. Soon they pop up tall and full of flowers. Then the many branched stems have many big … Continue reading

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Spring is sprung

I was in high school when I first discovered e.e. cummings. I thought he was terrific. He is terrific, even though though his methods are no longer novel, and his work can seem a little too precious…still, it comes from a time … Continue reading

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Lavish

is the only word I can think to describe this spring. Even before today’s rain, the hills were Ireland green, and the flowers, spinach, and herbs have overwhelmed the Labyrinth.  They look so good in their profusion, I’m just giving up … Continue reading

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Managing grief

I’ve been reading Paradise Drive, a book of sonnets by Becky Foust. I heard her read this one the other day–she said she had taken the words from the elegy of a woman she knew who committed suicide by jumping … Continue reading

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Mark Strand on Monday

Here’s a poem by Mark Strand that deals with that old question of does the tree falling in the forest make a sound if no one is there to hear it–or more specifically the relation of the listener to the event itself. … Continue reading

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How does your garden grow?

With the recent rains, I’ve been working a bit most days in the garden, weeding, mulching pruning, planting. The chickens love the weeds, and the garden loves the attention. Favas, blueberries, lots of green: Remember those paper bags of asparagus  I … Continue reading

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