22 Aug

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… My long two-pointed ladder’s sticking through a tree Toward heaven still, And there’s a barrel that I didn’t fill Beside it, and there may […]

22 Aug

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… The last two swallows swoop down over all going toward the barn flying from sight. In ripples of wind out of the west light […]

21 Aug

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… … July 22 Shall I go for a swim? A frog begins to croak, “Jump in!” … … … July 15 Queen Anne’s Lace […]

19 Aug

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… I met a traveller from an antique land Who said: “Two vast and trunkless legs of stone Stand in the desert. Near them on […]

15 Aug

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… Burchfield painted so many summer scenes, I pretty much picked a dozen randomly for this post because they all are so good that it […]

4 Aug

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If you were going to teach English to someone who was just beginning to learn it, what would you teach? There is a game I […]

3 Aug

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… Elaine Equi and her husband Jerome Sala came over to my place last week to record some of their poetry. I’d enjoyed hearing Elaine […]

31 Jul

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… On this past warm Thursday morning, Jerome Sala and his wife Elaine Equi came over to my place, wading through the heat, to read […]

27 Jul

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… Several years ago my nephew Daniel gave me a CD of the Philadelphia poet Ryan Eckes reading from his first book, Old News, with […]

22 Jul

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… Snoring in New York was published by Angel Hair in 1974 with a beautiful photo by Rudy Burckhardt on both the front and back […]

19 Jul

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… Mariposa de luz, la belleza se va cuando yo llego a su rosa. Corro, ciego, tras ella… la medio cojo aquí y allá… ¡Sólo […]

18 Jul

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… I went over to Tom’s apartment on East 11th Street a few weeks ago— it’s just around the corner from where I am—and he […]