Monthly Archives: March 2008

Sound of Silence

Could I term myself a dabbler? I approach books as if I had just dropped in for a conversation, without regard for page 1 through to the end. This leads to reading any material several times and thus it be … Continue reading

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Wordy Words

Is ‘wordy’ a word? It occurs to me this morning that even Ralph Waldo can get wordy. Take, for instance, this poem, a note to himself: “No art can exceed the mellow beauty of one square road of ground in … Continue reading

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BONSAI TRANSLATED

The sun awoke me this morning, as never before recently. I love this early daylight savings time. Generally I’ve had breakfast, made the bed before the sun shows up. Not so today. How can a Tuesday feel like Saturday? Only … Continue reading

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Fountain of Youth

I awoke this morning with some familiar phrases that I’ve known all of my life: * the garden of Eden * the fountain of Youth. These places have been sought, actually explorers have tried to find these legendary places on … Continue reading

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UNEXPECTED DOORWAYS

This is a new venue for me, emerging from email to blog.  Where are the old familiar addresses, fronting for the people with whom I am starting the day?  Hello, are you there?  Yes, there you are.  Yesterday had a … Continue reading

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The Undressed Art

I have borrowed that subject title from a fascinating book that asks a question: why do we draw? Our very first communications are the line drawings of stick figures and houses with windows, barely verbal. Middle School students litter their … Continue reading

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Our Generation

I wondered at that title. Was the poet in my generation? Surely not, and yet as I read the poem it contained a conservative flavor of reticence, hope and so much respect for individual choice. It did not feel like … Continue reading

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JUST ONE LINE

Wonders happen when just one line of a new poem catches my heart and imagination and seems to change dimensions of space and time. This is the line: “oboe music distant as the grinding of icebergs against the hull of … Continue reading

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HOW THINGS GET STARTED

My daily’s with you began more than several years ago when my daughter became too busy to leave her husband a daily inspirational as she left for work very early. She asked me to take over that task. I agreed, … Continue reading

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