Monthly Archives: January 2017

Are you a centrist?

Not everyone who is protesting is a leftist. Many are simply appalled at the first acts of an out-of-control ego maniac. I think if my mother-law were alive she’d say, “That man swats house flys with a sledge hammer.” If you … Continue reading

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Activism and perspective

It was great to participate in the Women’s March this past weekend, and I am planning to follow through with Indivisible, going to my senators’ local district offices on Resist Trump Tuesday. If you want to know more about this, … Continue reading

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James Richardson

From a new book, a gift from a friend: Little Answer Light swaying and straightening, like reeds. It has been everywhere. The waves sidling up the shore are strung with it. If I bend I will spill a great blaze. … Continue reading

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Answer to mystery poem

Randall Jarrell

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Poem mystery

I came across this poem in a book of essays on poetry and read it first, without knowing who wrote it. I was very surprised by the author. Can any of you poets out there guess? Next Day Moving from … Continue reading

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from The Pigeon Tunnel

Larry is reading The Pigeon Tunnel, a collection of memories by John le Carre. Over breakfast yesterday he read this excerpt to me about the transition from the Soviet Union to Russia, which made me laugh out loud: …in 1993, criminalized … Continue reading

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Does anyone say it better?

After the Gentle Poet Kobayashi Issa New Year’s morning– everything is in blossom! xxxI feel about average. Robert Hass

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