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October already

I sit  here listening to my own voice these too-short afternoons. Where has summer gone? The heron stands reedy and still at the water’s edge. The canoe is already on its rack beside the shed. Further than Dickinson’s birds and … Continue reading

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Reading Jack Gilbert in heat

I have been reading Jack Gilbert all day while.the swealtering heat blankets everything and dampens every attempt to move. Mostly I’ve been reading from Refusing Heaven, a book whose contemplative solitude seems fit for such a motionless day. But it … Continue reading

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Tonight

Tonight

Once again reading from the book and attempting to find a new path of illumination through it.

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Alice Walker declines request to publish Israeli edition of The Color Purple | Books | guardian.co.uk

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Father’s Day

For KDL,  3/19/2010   Now in my mind the shape of diamond, silk and wood, perfectly balanced, high overhead where he put it.             But what happens when I too am gone? Who then will hold the kite aloft?

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Two films worth waiting for?

“When you start with poetry I think you start thinking about the shape of a film in a different way, and it opens up new approaches,” http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118054021

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Mother’s Day

I never really wrote a poem for my mother. In fact I’ve never been much good at occasional poetry–it requires a sort of deliberate intention I can seldom bring to my writing table. But my earliest awareness of the thing … Continue reading

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