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This night, this life.

It sounds like a cliche but I blink and the last eighteen years flew out the door. My son is graduating from high school in less than one month. My daughter is three quarters into her Sophomore year in college. … Continue reading

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Today’s mood calls for Langston’s America

From https://www.poets.org/print/node/47827 Let America Be America Again Let America be America again. Let it be the dream it used to be. Let it be the pioneer on the plain Seeking a home where he himself is free. (America never was America … Continue reading

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Poem for the weekend: Carl Phillips’ Wild Is the Wind

Wild Is the Wind By Carl Phillips   About what’s past, Hold on when you can, I used to say, And when you can’t, let go, as if memory were one of those mechanical bulls, easily dismountable, should the ride … Continue reading

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Poem of the day

A Person Protests to Fate By Jane Hirshfield, 1953 A person protests to fate: “The things you have caused me most to want are those that furthest elude me.” Fate nods. Fate is sympathetic. To tie the shoes, button a … Continue reading

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Sunday Poem

HAPPINESS By Stephen Dunn A state you must dare not enter with hopes of staying, quicksand in the marshes, and all the roads leading to a castle that doesn’t exist. But there it is, as promised, with its perfect bridge … Continue reading

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