Monthly Archives: April 2010

A Beautiful, Needful Thing

To Frederick Douglass”… “When it is finally ours, this freedom, this liberty, this beautiful and terrible thing, needful to man as air, usable as earth; when it belongs at last to all, when it is truly instinct, brain matter, diastole, … Continue reading

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Waiting Is Done

It’s after two a.m. in the morning, and I opened the book to the page waiting to be read. How could it be this easy? The book opened to the poem, WAITING TO GO ON. Well, I didn’t read the … Continue reading

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Questions and Answers

Dawn is poised on the horizon, not yet here. The poet says: “I am sunlight slicing the dark. Who made this night? A forge deep in the earth-mud.” I read on: “What is the body? Endurance. What is love? Gratitude. … Continue reading

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Found Treasure

Notes to myself keep dropping on to my computer desk, so why am I surprised when just as I’m about to close the screen a note I’d stuck against the lamp decided to float down? It’s OK. No weirdness here, … Continue reading

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A Kiss Of Peace

My energy is returning, and mid-very-early morning, I was drawn to look for a poem. Again. Like coming home. The poem I found was ‘Leaving Mt. Baldy’ by Leonard Cohen. Backing up, I had chosen Roger Housden’s book, ‘ten poems … Continue reading

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