five days in the hospital– a story

Jan/30 By

 The big story in our lives of late is that my youngest daughter was in the hospital for five days with a concussion. Before telling the story I’ll skip to

for now, kindness

Feb/22 By

Kindness By Sylvia Plath Kindness glides about my house. Dame Kindness, she is so nice! The blue and red jewels of her rings smoke In the windows, the mirrors Are

a quality of loss

May/18 By

A Light exists in Spring Not present on the Year At any other period– When March is scarcely here A Color stands abroad On Solitary Fields That Science cannot overtake

the summertime is coming

Apr/13 By

Blooming Heather Oh, the summertime is coming and the trees are sweetly blooming and the wild mountain thyme grows around the blooming heather Will ye go, lassie, go? And we’ll

on slowness and simplicity

Feb/25 By

The Slow Man by Allan Ahlberg The phone rings But never long enough For the Slow Man. By the time The set’s switched on His favourite programme’s over. His tea

you are not meditating

Feb/16 By

  First Lesson By James Tate This is a meditation: a snake with legs, a one-legged snake, a snake with wings, a one-winged snake, a rat with sparks, a fiery

the first thread of my red dress

Jan/19 By

On Foot I Had to Walk Through the Solar Systems by Edith Södergran On foot I had to walk through the solar systems, before I found the first thread of

are you grieving?

Feb/10 By

SPRING AND FALL: to a young child Margaret, are you grieving Over Goldengrove unleaving? Leaves, like the things of man, you With your fresh thoughts care for, can you? Ah!

sometimes, a slant

Oct/28 By

Today I accused myself of taking the same pictures over and over again, unintentionally. It does not help that my baby girl, at six months, looks very much like her

short reflection on an aged greenhouse in winter

Mar/26 By

Monday some friends and I visited our local Botanical Garden for the second time, a multi-room greenhouse in disrepair. We parked in back. The gardener spotted us from a distance