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Lockdown

  From “A Married State” by Katherine Philips   A married state affords but little ease The best of husbands are so hard to please. This in wives’ careful faces you may spell Though they dissemble their misfortunes well.   Someone wrote on Twitter the other day that being in lockdown reminded her of being […]

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9th Annual Valentine’s Day Poem Blitz

In Hawaii for another Valentine’s Day—always a good spot for celebrating love, inspiring love and meditating on love. When I’m here my heart nearly bursts open with love for all creation.   Yeah, yeah, pretty easy when I’m this far away from routine, news, and winter weather. Regardless, sending love to you, dear readers, and […]

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Making Out, Advanced Class

  Feasting by Elizabeth W. Garber   I am so amazed to find myself kissing you with such abandon, filling myself with our kisses astounding hunger for edges of lips and tongue. Returning to feast again and again, our bellies never overfilling from this banquet. Returning in surprise, in remembering, in rediscovering, such play of […]

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Everything old is new

Young love is sweet to behold, sweeter and sweeter as I grow older. It’s also something of a wonder for a long-married person like me to think back to the beginning—to try to remember—that time—in September—when love was an ember—about to billow—     [Earworm alert. . . The Fantasticks is always waiting to be sung.]   […]

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8th Annual Valentine’s Day Poem Blitz

Valentine’s Day spending is up 6% this year over last even though fewer people are celebrating. Sad!   Poems, of course, are the perfect antidote to the menace of all-consuming consumerism slouching towards Bethlehem. Poems cost nothing to give and last forever. Here’s a few to share with your lover, your mother, your friend or […]

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Cavafy at the wedding

  Song of the Heart by Cavafy   With you, I think, all that is pleasant smiles on me, in the mirror of your eyes there is reflected joy. Stay, my light, and still I have not told you even half of all that presses down upon my heart so amorous, that rushes to my […]

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