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Beowulf

Since Bella liked Stories of Beowulf Told to Children, I thought she might like diving into the real thing. One evening I pulled my copy of Heaney’s translation of Beowulfoff the shelf and read out the first lines. Yes, I think it might do, I thought. Bella can handle that. I know I have it […]

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Hist Whist

Hist Whist by e.e. cummings, illustrated by Deborah Kogan Ray. Thanks to Melissa Wiley for the recommendation of this one. I think it was at last Halloween. No, looking at Lissa’s post, I guess it was more than a year ago. Last summer. Anyway, I remembered and requested it from the library a couple weeks […]

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Pilgrimage—Spring 1994

I was digging through some old boxes today, looking for a particular photograph, and I found some of my old journals. This one was from 1998/1999 and had a bunch of poetry in it. I mostly gave up writing poetry in grad school when I became too self-conscious and thought that something wasn’t worth doing […]

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for Stephanie

Stephanie in Assisi, on top of Rocca Maggiore, spring semester 1994. I was digging through some old boxes today, looking for a particular photograph, and I found some of my old journals. One flipped open and I read the first page. It was a poem that I had no memory of writing. I used to […]

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Falter

I was digging through some old boxes today, looking for a particular photograph, and I found some of my old journals. One flipped open and I read the first page. It was a poem that I had no memory of writing. I used to write a lot of poetry back in my high school and […]

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Brief Light

Sally Thomas has been a blog friend for some time. I always enjoy our conversations whether literary or homeschool-y. I’d maybe have bought her book even if I didn’t already admire her poetry. But Brief Light is the kind of book I’d have bought even if I hadn’t recognized the author’s name on the cover. […]

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