poems

More sweet potatoes, less election hash

This past week I’ve heard stories of people not going home for Thanksgiving because they’re upset their relatives voted differently than they did.   Add one more to the list of disheartening effects the 2016 election has had on our country. Thanksgiving is the holiday that’s supposed to bring us together. Thanksgiving is a holiday […]

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A daughter’s sun

  Waiting At The Window by A. A. Milne   These are my two drops of rain Waiting on the window-pane.   I am waiting here to see Which the winning one will be.   Both of them have different names. One is John and one is James.   All the best and all the […]

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Love vs. the ignorant armies

  Saturday night I put this tiny excerpt from Matthew Arnold’s famous “Dover Beach” in a Toronto elevator. I was going to post it to my Twitter feed on Sunday.   But then Sunday happened, and I just couldn’t post anything that had the word “sweet” in it. Although I imagine the air in Orlando […]

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Too late for ecstasy, again

  Barter by Sara Teasdale   Life has loveliness to sell, All beautiful and splendid things, Blue waves whitened on a cliff, Soaring fire that sways and sings, And children’s faces looking up Holding wonder like a cup.   Life has loveliness to sell, Music like a curve of gold, Scent of pine trees in […]

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Privacy protected

  Privacy by C.D. Wright   The animals are leaving the safety of the trees   Light sensors respond to the footfall of every guest   To retard the growth of algae   The fishes must be moved from the window   Stiller than water she lies As in a glass dress   As if […]

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