‘This is it’

“What the Living Do” by Marie Howe Johnny, the kitchen sink has been clogged for days, some utensil probably fell down there. And the Drano won’t work but smells dangerous, …

Noli timere

I love this: His voice quavering, the son of Seamus Heaney has told mourners of his father’s final words, minutes before his death. At a requiem mass in Dublin, crowded …

Madness in the spring

A little madness in the Spring Is wholesome even for the King, But God be with the Clown — Who ponders this tremendous scene — This whole Experiment of Green …

An overused quote, but one I think of often

Risk And then the day came, when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to Blossom. — Anaïs Nin

There is nothing original in this world

That’s something we know. And yet when we create we do our best to try for something new anyway, against the damned odds. I’m always slightly amused/horrified when I belch …

Sunday night poetry interlude

So I’m rifling through every single thing I own, trying to toss what’s expendable and pack what’s not. I came upon my stack of Collages, dating back to the mid-’90s …