Egg By C.G. Hanzlicek

Egg by C.G. Hanzlicek

  • May 3, 2018

Egg by C.G. Hanzlicek   I'm scrambling an egg for my daughter. "Why are you always whistling?" she asks. "Because I'm happy." And it's true, Though it stuns me to say it aloud, There was a time when I wouldn't…

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Advice To Myself By Louise Erdrich

Advice to Myself by Louise Erdrich

  • April 26, 2018

Advice to Myself by Louise Erdrich Leave the dishes. Let the celery rot in the bottom drawer of the refrigerator and an earthen scum harden on the kitchen floor. Leave the black crumbs in the bottom of the toaster. Throw…

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Jealous Hearing Someone Laugh By Hafiz

Jealous Hearing Someone Laugh by Hafiz

  • April 19, 2018

Jealous Hearing Someone Laugh A poem by Hafiz Have you ever felt jealous hearing someone laugh? And then began to think to yourself,   "Why am I so caught in the world's snare? Why don't I know right now the…

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The Sycamore By Wendell Berry

The Sycamore by Wendell Berry

  • April 12, 2018

The Sycamore Poem by Wendell Berry for Harry Caudill   In the place that is my own place, whose earth I am shaped in and must bear, there is an old tree growing, a great sycamore that is a wondrous…

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The Good Life By Tracy K. Smith

The Good Life by Tracy K. Smith

  • April 5, 2018

The Good Life by Tracy K. Smith, US Poet Laureate   When some people talk about money They speak as if it were a mysterious lover Who went out to buy milk and never Came back, and it makes me…

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Blueberries By Mary Oliver

Blueberries by Mary Oliver

  • March 29, 2018

Blueberries by Mary Oliver   I'm living in a warm place now, where you can purchase fresh blueberries all year long. Labor free. From various countries in South America. They're as sweet as any, and compared with the berries I…

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Thirst By Mary Oliver

Thirst by Mary Oliver

  • March 22, 2018

Thirst by Mary Oliver   Another morning and I wake with thirst for the goodness I do not have. I walk out to the pond and all the way God has given us such beautiful lessons. Oh Lord, I was…

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When I Am Among The Trees By Mary Oliver

When I am Among the Trees by Mary Oliver

  • March 8, 2018

Mary Oliver is my new favorite poet. I just purchased "Devotions," a book of select poems by Mary Oliver, and I cannot put in down. This month may just be a month of "Mary Oliver Poetry Thursdays".   When I…

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Keep Moving Forward By Mitchell Greenwood

Keep Moving Forward by Mitchell Greenwood

  • March 1, 2018

Keep Moving Forward by Mitchell Greenwood   If at first you don't succeed Keep moving forward Remain strong Ahead full speed If things are at a stall Keep moving forward Don't let it get you down Get up if you…

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What We Need Is Here By Wendell Berry

What We Need is Here by Wendell Berry

  • February 22, 2018

What We Need is Here by Wendell Berry   Geese appear high over us, pass, and the sky closes. Abandon, as in love or sleep, holds them to their way, clear in the ancient faith: what we need is here.…

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