The Student

The Student

Some encounters are so short they almost don’t count. I see someone on the street, eyes meet, we exchange a look, a nod – and then it’s over. We’ll probably never see each other again. But just for that moment … Continue reading

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I Wonder as I Wander 2014-04-21 13:31:27

I Wonder as I Wander 2014-04-21 13:31:27
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Ring the Bells

Ring the Bells

Reviving my blog in the spirit of the Reseurrection. “Ring the bells that still can ring, forget your perfect offering, there’s a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in.” — Leonard Cohen

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Apple Spring

Apple Spring

Good Friday precedes Easter Sunday. In other words, dark times are followed by joy, clouds by sunshine, night by day, tears by laughter. Just the way it is: the changes guaranteed by life. So, we’ll survive Good Friday, and have … Continue reading

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Apple Spring

Apple Spring

Good Friday precedes Easter Sunday. In other words, dark times are followed by joy, clouds by sunshine, night by day, tears by laughter. Just the way it is: the changes guaranteed by life. So, we’ll survive Good Friday, and have … Continue reading

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Spring Senryu

Spring Senryu

The sounds of spring are as varied as music: birds, joggers, wind in lilac, lawn-mowers, click of cameras. There are lots more, listen and count the variety of sounds; here are a few  … A A short lengths     … Continue reading

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Handful of Air

Handful of Air

I worry about water in our rivers, the ocean, and then what about the air we breathe? Is it safe? What kind of gunk are we ingesting with every lungful? Here’s my solution … A A HANDFUL OF AIR without … Continue reading

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50 words

50 words

I’m thrilled to be part of this new motion poem video project by Randall Edwards. 50 words made its debut on March 31, with my poem Begin. 12 poets were asked to pen a 50-word poem on the theme of ‘Beginnings.’ PRECISELY 50 words. No easy task, as it turns out. We laid down the vocal tracks in […]

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Dames of New Orleans

Featuring my knighthood nominations for March 2014:
 
New Orleans has a generous historical list of sirens, suffragettes, and superheroines—women I’m going to generally refer to as dames, because a dame is a women with determination&md…

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The Lawyer

The Lawyer

We’ve been getting our wills organized which has involved visits to a lawyer. I’m intrigued by legal language, people talk of it as convoluted but I find it, within the seeming verbosity, singularly precise: it says exactly what’s intended … … Continue reading

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