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Favorite Poem: Delmore Schwartz - "The Heavy Bear Who Goes With Me"

“the withness of the body”

The heavy bear who goes with me,
A manifold honey to smear his face,
Clumsy and lumbering here and there, 243 more words


poet's corner: bread and music by Conrad Potter Aiken (american novelit,poet 1889-1973)

Music I heard with you was more than music,

And bread I broke with you was more than bread;

Now that I am without you, all is desolate; 81 more words

Devotions by Mary Oliver

How I Go to the Woods

Ordinarily I go to the woods alone, with not a single
friend, for they are all smilers and talkers and therefore… 92 more words


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poet's corner: there was a cherry-tree by James Whitcomb Riley (american writer, poet 1849-1916)

There was a cherry-tree. Its bloomy snows

Cool even now the fevered sight that knows

No more its airy vision of pure joy–

As when you were a boy. 93 more words

poet's corner: wind by Amy Lowell (american poet 1874-1925)

It shouts in the sails of the ships at sea,

He steals the down from the honeybee,

He makes the forest trees rustle and sing, 131 more words

Jane Hirshfield: Incomparable, Uplifting

Jane Hirshfield, whose work often addresses the spiritual side of poetry, brings that transcendent theme to us in beautifully wrought epiphanies, never in-your-face, yet never clouded with their ambiguity. 655 more words