Monthly Archives: October 2012

Original Poem: “Sanctuary”

When the storms of life come crashing in, find sanctuary in poetry.                                                         … Continue reading

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Julie Taymor’s “The Tempest”

Watched “The Tempest” ( 2010 ) on DVD a few months ago and am just now getting around to blogging about it. Directed by Julie Taymor and featuring Helen Mirren as Prospero – make that Prospera – and Felicity Jones … Continue reading

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Original Poem: “Beating the Odds”

Finding love is like beating the odds and winning the lottery.                         BEATING THE ODDS Seven billion people bustling about this planet, Spread out over seven continents spanning seven … Continue reading

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Original Poem: “Poetic Prescription”

               Nothing like a good dose of poetry for what ails us.                                  POETIC PRESCRIPTION When the praise of … Continue reading

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Shakespeare Country

Just finished reading and looking at the ample, splendid color photographs in Shakespeare Country by Susan Hill. In Will and Me (which I am presently reading), Dominic Dromgroole’s father is quoted as saying, “If Shakespeare hadn’t existed, someone else would … Continue reading

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Original Poem: “WInter Blues”

I was thinking about what kind of winter we might have this winter when the line “Thoughts cannot but turn to mortality and death” popped into my head and grew into this poem.               … Continue reading

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Original Poem: “The Potter”

The third poem in a series: the poet as potter.                     THE POTTER Common clay dug from a river bank, Carted back in a creaking wheelbarrow, Where it’s shoveled into lidded … Continue reading

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