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“… I am out with lanterns, looking for myself.”

Emily Dickinson, “To Dr. and Mrs. J. G. Holland,” Sabbath Day
From Letters of Emily Dickinson page 167


The Bee is not afraid of me
by Emily Dickinson

The Bee is not afraid of me.
I know the Butterfly.
The pretty people in the Woods… 44 more words


Celebrating Poetry | Linda Pastan

The Obligation to Be Happy
by Linda Pastan 

It is more onerous
than the rites of beauty
or housework, harder than love.
But you expect it of me casually, 132 more words


e. e. cummings: a bit of info

E. E. Cummings was an incredibly experimental American poet, born 1894 and died 1962. Cummings almost altered the meanings of words in the English language, creating his own codes that each reader would understand in their own way, and deviating from traditional forms, sometimes scattering letters across the page. 799 more words

Reading the Birds from Leaping by Brian Doyle

Eastern Wood Pee-Wee 

from Brian Doyle’s book Leaping, Revelations & Epiphanies

They fly.  They go where we cannot go. They lift themselves into the air and dream away.

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W. H. Auden, Christian humanist, heard in Old South Church

The American Guild of Organists is meeting for its national convention in Boston this week. Kirsten has been on the planning committee.  Last night we drove to one of the concerts offered in the city. 276 more words