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Poetry Friday – BEGINNINGS by John Harney

                                      Ricardo and I celebrated our 47th wedding annniversary this past week!  What does that have to do with Poetry Friday?  It gives me an excuse to post a love poem that is a favourite of mine, and which reminds … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday – Rules of Sleep by Howard Moss

Howard Moss, the long-time poetry editor of The New Yorker, was himself a poet of note.  Here is one of his that I love.                                    RULES OF SLEEP In the sludge drawer of animals in arms, Where legs entwine to … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday – TO THE GRASS OF AUTUMN – W. S. Merwin

Like so many others, I love the poems of W. S. Merwin.  His descriptions of places, of landscapes, take me deep into worlds that I experience for the first time. Today I offer you this seasonal special which takes us among … Continue reading

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Poetry Tuesday – TO SAINT LUKE

Back in 1993, I was teaching Church History to the grade elevens at a Catholic girls’ school, and in the early part of the course we studied The Acts of the Apostles, written by St. Luke.  I love that book of … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday – Dear George Eliot

                                                                       I’ve been re-reading Middlemarch for the fourth or fifth time–it’s never too many times–and so I cannot resist posting this poem for Poetry Friday.  I don’t know anything else by this author, but this poem has been with … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday – The Rockettes by Deborah Digges

I can’t let another Friday pass by without posting a poem, so here you go! THE ROCKETTES My mother danced with the Rockettes one spring just to earn, she said, a little extra money after her daytime job nursing the … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday – Sad Stories Told in Bars – William Matthews

                                        Poetry Friday again.  This time I have for you a short rhyming poem that is masterful in rhythm and sound, yet seems light and playful.  Playful, that is, until the last line, when Matthews brings us up short.  Ver-ry … Continue reading

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ALDERS by Amy Clampitt – Poetry Friday

                                                          Trying to find something from the past…this poem brings truth and strength to the task.  “Nothing’s / the way it was.”  “There are no promises,/…terse, tough, bleak, true…”  Should we even try to go there?  What will we find … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday – Spirit – Leonard Nathan

                                        Today I present for you a fascinating poem by Leonard Nathan, looking back at an incident from the past, gaining a new understanding.  I would be interested to hear your reactions, your interpretations, so if you can spare a … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday – One Art – Elizabeth Bishop

Hello to all you poetry lovers!  Still celebrating National Poetry Month here, today with a reflection on losing.  The subject matter of this poem has been much on my mind of late.                                              ONE ART The art of losing … Continue reading

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