Monthly Archives: January 2019

Monday poem

This is from an anthology I received as a Christmas gift, American Journal: Fifty Poems for Our Time. This is my favorite so far from it: Mercy Like two wrestlers etched around some ancient urn we’d lace our hands, then … Continue reading

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Diversity or Meritocracy?

Hard to believe that this ad is from 1965, but of course, the assumptions it makes are part of what the rebellion of the 1960’s was about. The world I grew up in, the world of the 50s and 60s, … Continue reading

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Mary Oliver 1935-2019

Thanks to Gina for sending me this: Marengo Out of the sump rise the marigolds. From the rim of the marsh, muslin with mosquitoes, rises the egret, in his cloud-cloth. Through the soft rain, like mist, and mica, the withered … Continue reading

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Rainy Day Poem

Rain in Northern California, where we always seem to be needing it, can be as delicious as this poem, which sounds contemporary though written a century ago. Summer Rain All night our room was outer-walled with rain. Drops fell and … Continue reading

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Winter Break

I took some time off over the holidays, but here I am, back with your Monday vitamin. I read a poem I liked in the NY Times Sunday Magazine, and found another by this poet: A Childhood The horse had been … Continue reading

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