Archive | January, 2017

A fairer House than Prose

I dwell in Possibility by Emily Dickinson I dwell in Possibility – A fairer House than Prose – More numerous of Windows – Superior – for Doors – Of Chambers as the Cedars – Impregnable of eye – And for an everlasting Roof The Gambrels of the Sky – Of Visitors – the fairest – […]

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Please pray with me

My Uncle Paul, my mom’s oldest brother, is in the hospital now. He went in on Thursday for pain management and it seems that his cancer has spread rapidly. He is in considerable pain, and his condition is deteriorating. Please keep him in your prayers, especially that he be at peace. Pray also for my […]

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A Living Armoury?

The Dead Crab by Andrew Young A rosy shield upon its back, That not the hardest storm could crack, From whose sharp edge projected out Black pin-point eyes staring about; Beneath, the well-knit cote-armure That gave to its weak belly power; The clustered legs with plated joints That ended in stiletto points; The claws like […]

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The Wine-Dark Sea is Twelve!

Lissa at the Bonny Glen is celebrating and reminds me that our blogs share a birthday. Today I didn’t have time to think of writing much because we were out of the house most of the day celebrating a different birthday, that of Lucy’s best friend, E., who turns 4 tomorrow. Actually, it was sort […]

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Sublunary

Sublunary by A. E. Stallings Mid-sentence, we remembered the eclipse, Arguing home through our scant patch of park Still warm with barrel wine, when none too soon We checked the hour by glancing at the moon, Unphased at first by that old ruined marble Looming like a monument over the hill, So brimmed with light […]

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Poems by Heart

As I’m reading Omeros, I’ve also been reading a bit about Derek Walcott, curious about his life an influences and such. This piece from Caribbean Beat has some interesting details. It seems he lived in Boston for some years, teaching at Harvard and later at Boston University. I like the image here of him causing […]

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