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Misery by Inches

I nod to the comrade
In his ghastly green jacket,
A terrible fellow-nod,
He gets this respect
With his fish eyes,
But he would not nod back, 196 more words

The Human Condition

This Moment

I want to stand each moment of each day with my arms wide open.
I want to stand fragile and strong before everything that is now. 541 more words

No Man Is An Island

The poem below has a title borrowed from the English poet John Donne. It was not the title of a separate poem by Donne, but instead was a line included in his “Meditation XVII,” which was from a longer work entitled “Devotions Upon Emergent Occasions.”  My poem, I hope, gives a modern view of the basic truth of the “oneness” of our human race to which he referred in his own immortal words. 92 more words

No Man Is An Island

The poem below has a title borrowed from the English poet John Donne. It was not the title of a separate poem by Donne, but instead was a line included in his “Meditation XVII,” which was from a longer work entitled “Devotions Upon Emergent Occasions.” My poem, I hope, gives a modern view of the basic truth of the “oneness” of our human race to which he referred in his own immortal words. 92 more words

Along Comes A Teacher

There are few master teachers in life. … But there are many who can listen to life so well that they can hear the vastness in everything and in you. 745 more words

World Poetry Day

Yesterday was proclaimed World Poetry Day by the UN.

“UNESCO recognizes in poetry its value as a symbol of the human spirit’s creativity. By giving form and words to that which has none – such as the unfathomable beauty that surrounds us, the immense suffering and misery of the world – poetry contributes to the expansion of our common humanity, helping to increase its strength, solidarity and self-awareness”. 48 more words

Self Awareness

Oh My Heart

Last weekend my husband and I took a walk in a little nature preserve not far from our home. The snow had mostly melted. The icy spots were mostly gone. 1,158 more words