Monthly Archives: September 2021

Her Grandmother Laments

Her Grandmother Laments I would have liked to hear her call Seanmháthair— to hear her toddler tongue shape  that word. Perhaps I would have fed her porridge some morning, lifted her to pull an apple from  the tree by the … Continue reading

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Billy Collins

Billy Collins Takes Me for a Ride Billy Collins takes me for a ride I’ve gone  there before many times it’s an easy ride and I think I know the way But he makes a turn takes a detour and … Continue reading

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Persian Carpets

Persian Carpet The carpet seduces like  an old lover come to visit I lift a corner and light shivers blue and silver from the weave sheep that jumped and spun the  mountain air near Shiraz transformed life remembered deep within … Continue reading

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September’s Golden Light

The Apple Barn He lived alone by the old apple barn after being released from confinement he was happy except  in the extreme heat of the early autumn days when the bees would hoard all of the honey and dive … Continue reading

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This is the last blueberry poem of the season. We’ve made blueberry pie, waffles, and now the season is passing. Blueberries They were heaven—sweet food from the fairy realm I ate as we picked along the road, into the field … Continue reading

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Recently I found several old photographs of my first visits to Glen Echo Lake,  picking berries and swimming.  This is the likely the first time I picked berries for my breakfast. Berries are a theme, like strung pearls, that link … Continue reading

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