Monthly Archives: April 2013

Fish Gotta Swim

Fish gotta swim and poets gotta make a living (somehow).  Check out NPR’s article on poets’ second jobs (“On Dissections to Depositions: Poets’ Second Jobs”) from research assistant in molecular biology (Katherine Larson, recent winner of the Yale Series of … Continue reading

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“Mt Parnassus”

MT PARNASSUS Bare-handed, with knuckles torn and bleeding, Inch by inch, I scale the face of Mt Parnassus, As the cold, bitter winds of despair howl about; A single slip of hand or foot away from death. No rope suspended … Continue reading

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“L’Heure Bleue” (“The Blue Hour”)

L’HEURE BLEUE ( The Blue Hour ) As the day fades into evening dusk, The sun-weary heliotropes, In window-boxes, nod their drowsy heads; Bathed in a shimmering haze of azure That mingles with their subtle scent: Musk and Rose de … Continue reading

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“Constancy”

CONSTANCY Let this love possess the constancy of an evergreen In summer’s blazing heat and winter’s bitter cold, Be like an implacable mountain immoveable Against the relentless onslaught of Time’s passage, The ever-flowing river coursing between its banks, The rising … Continue reading

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” Relativity “

RELATIVITY ” When you are courting a nice girl, an hour seems like a second.  When you sit on a red-hot cinder, a second seems like an hour.  This is relativity. ” Albert Einstein The rain more forlorn at four … Continue reading

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“Butterfly Dreams”

When the mood strikes, I like to take out my set of watercolors and do a painting of a butterfly. The beauty, color, pattern and symmetry of their wings seems to me the perfect subject for the medium. BUTTERFLY DREAMS … Continue reading

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“Matin”

MATIN As the newsprung day begins to break, Herald by the morning call of birds And cradled in the sun’s outstretched arms, I step outside in the cool, dew-filled air Like Lazarus emerging from the darkness of the tomb Raised … Continue reading

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