Monthly Archives: April 2017

Monday Poem

I’ve mentioned the Poem-a-Day from the Academy of American Poets before. Last week, I saw one by Mark Wunderlich that I liked. I didn’t know his work, so read further and found this one, my favorite of the ones on the … Continue reading

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Beauty

April is the cruelest month, but also, ironically?, poetry month. In any case every night this week has a poetry event I’m attending. So far the highlight has been a spectacular reading at the North Berkeley Library by B.H. Fairchild. Fairchild has … Continue reading

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Baby chicks

I really can’t resist them, so when my Silkie hen began sitting on eggs, I isolated her and let her think she was hatching them. Three weeks later I went to the feed store and bought six baby chicks. That night … Continue reading

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About the hats, and more than the hats

If you don’t get enough poetry here, you can sign up with the Academy ofAmerican Poets (www.poets.org) and get a poem every day in your email. This is one that arrived a couple of weeks ago, for all those who knit … Continue reading

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It’s not all politics and poetry…

I have been working in the garden.  The labyrinth is gone, replaced by a fountain and lots of herbs and flowers. It should all grow in and be easy to keep free of weeds–at least so I hope.     … Continue reading

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First night of Passover, 2017

A poem as relevant today as it was in 1999. It seems we are always bombing something. during the bombing of Kosovo Hevel may be translated vanity or mist or vapor the name of the first man whose brother was … Continue reading

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Blossom foam

I’ve been traveling and seen fields of daffodils to the horizon, horses munching the greenest grass, trees in all phases of blossom.  Spring everywhere. It made me think of this poem by James Wright: A Blessing Just off the highway … Continue reading

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