Two Tramps In Mud Time By Robert Frost

Two Tramps in Mud Time by Robert Frost

  • February 15, 2018

“My job in living is to unite My avocation and my vocation As my two eyes make one in sight.” I’ve been thinking a lot about the joy that comes when all parts of my life are working together in…

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The Sixth Of January By David Budbill

The Sixth of January by David Budbill

  • February 8, 2018

The Sixth of January by David Budbill   The cat sits on the back of the sofa looking out the window through the softly falling snow at the last bit of gray light.   I can't say the sun is…

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Fiddling With The Idiot By Hafiz

Fiddling with the Idiot by Hafiz

  • February 1, 2018

Fiddling With The Idiot by Hafiz Once when I was fussing with my hair in front of a looking glass, my master walked by and said, "Hafiz, why are you always fiddling with the idiot?" You should starve him a…

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Lost By David Wagoner

Lost by David Wagoner

  • January 25, 2018

Lost by David Wagoner   Stand still. The trees ahead and bushes beside you Are not lost. Wherever you are is called Here, And you must treat it as a powerful stranger, Must ask permission to know it and be…

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A Brief For The Defense By Jack Gilbert

A Brief For The Defense by Jack Gilbert

  • January 11, 2018

This week I am sharing a beautiful poem sent in by a patient. He is reminding us that the polarity is always with us; with the dark comes the light; with the fear comes the love.   A Brief For…

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Snow Day By Billy Collins – Poetry Thursday

Snow Day by Billy Collins – Poetry Thursday

  • December 14, 2017

Snow Day by Billy Collins Today we woke up to a revolution of snow, its white flag waving over everything, the landscape vanished, not a single mouse to punctuate the blankness, and beyond these windows the government buildings smothered, schools…

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Poetry Thursday – Karl Ove Knausgaard

Poetry Thursday – Karl Ove Knausgaard

  • December 7, 2017

Karl Ove Knausgaard writes what he sees, in great, great detail. And one of his books, so I had heard, has become an unexpected classic. So I bought his new one. It's called "Autumn."  Right away, I came across the…

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Silence Of The Fall By Louisa Paulin

Silence of the Fall by Louisa Paulin

  • October 12, 2017

Silence of the Fall  by Louisa Paulin Silence of the Fall when the wind calmed down as soft as a dove’s feather, slipped from the hunter’s black hand. Golden silence of the Fall when one hears the last wasp and…

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Wild Geese By Wendell Berry

Wild Geese by Wendell Berry

  • October 5, 2017

Wild Geese by Wendell Berry   Horseback on Sunday morning, harvest over, we taste persimmon and wild grape, sharp sweet of summer’s end. In time’s maze over the fall fields, we name names that went west from here, names that…

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