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Green & Silver

(collage by Angie, July 14)

“green shines to silver where the spirit passes”

(From Denise Levertov’s poem, “Passage”, from The Bloodaxe Book of Contemporary Women Poets ed. 188 more words

Unable to Connect

So, I wrote this one this afternoon, when the wireless was down. It was surprisingly difficult, because I’ve gotten into a routine, which means nighttime, tunes, and all the meaningless distraction I could wish to click. 499 more words

For HD

It is my daughter’s third birthday. Goodness gracious. How did these years get going so fast? We had a fun party, and then she got super sleepy. 194 more words

Scripture of scintillas

In california 

Pale, then enkindled,




summits of palm and pine,

the dew


scripture of


Soon the roar

of mowers

cropping the already short… 150 more words


life in the (bee-loud) forest

When I taught writing classes many years ago, I used Denise Levertov’s poem “Life in the Forest” as an object lesson in the use of commas. 321 more words

The Pleasure of Squid Anatomy

Denise Levertov’s “Pleasures” has been one of my favorite poems forever.  Maybe it’s because Levertov gets at what draws me to poetry, science, and meditation, that: “I like to find/what’s not found/at once/but lies/ within something of another nature/in repose/ distinct.” The systematic examination, the dissection; turning the insides out. 156 more words

Ocean Science

O Taste and See

– vincent hiscock

It seems to me of late that I have fallen into each new year with the good faith that the precipitate of old thoughts and unremembered reasonings will have stayed faithful to me, will have seen me through and treated me well. 152 more words