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Poetry Summer

Troubled times. Hurricanes and floods, fear and outrage, unbelievable politics and uncertain futures. Where can we turn? Perhaps to poetry. The word comes from the Greek “Poiesis,” or “to make.” Long before we wrote anything down, we recited poetry to … Continue reading

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Four Quote Friday – Eclipse

Most of the dandelions had changed from suns to moons. Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita   The sky is that beautiful old parchment in which the sun and the moon keep their diary.           Alfred Kreymborg   We are the sun and moon, … Continue reading

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If Only

I am honored to have my poem “If Only” included in the Spring issue of Apeiron Review! Issue Twelve is an intense collection, with some amazing prose, poetry, photographs and illustrations. You can read it online here. (“If Only” is on page 30.) … Continue reading

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Breakthrough

Breakthrough. The word makes me think of scientists experimenting—Bunsen burners and research log scribbles; mathematicians working and reworking problems. Until … what? What is it they are breaking through exactly? Obstacles, I guess, and fog and wrong thinking. Obstacles can … Continue reading

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Four Quote Friday – Winter

“I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says, “Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer … Continue reading

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The Call of the Tidy

Sometimes life is wild enough and what you long for is orderliness. It was my first trip to England, and I gazed at them from the plane window as we approached the airport: those lovely green patches–emerald, lime and sage, … Continue reading

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Hermes–The Greek God for Me?

I heard recently that writers tend to choose either Apollo or Hermes as their patron Greek deity. I always thought of myself as an Apollo kind of gal, but I’ve learned a few things about Hermes that might move me … Continue reading

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