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Grey Sestina

In the whispering light, the girl
waved her goodbyes, walked back, her eyes
counting the minutes on her red
watch, licking her wrist of sweet pills, 245 more words


in tuscany

a short visit to friends just south of Florence. vineyard and olive groves spread across their property retained in practical flat ribbons  – some grass mown and some left long with decorative results . 202 more words


Colm Tóibín in conversation about Elizabeth Bishop

Colm Tóibín in the London Review of Books bookshop, discussing the poetry and life of Elizabeth Bishop, with reference to his book on the poet with Ruth Padel. 20 more words

Bipolaridad y Pérdidas

Me fascina Elizabeth Bishop y su poema el arte de perder.  Ella dice que no es difícil perder… y que el arte de perder se domina fácilmente.   163 more words


The Latest Poetry News

Last month (April) was all-together a great month as far as poetry goes. My first – and so far, only – villanelle poem was published in one of Canada’s oldest literary journals… 714 more words


Takashi Hiraide: The Guest Cat

Hiraide, Takashi (2014), The Guest Cat, Picador

ISBN 978-1-4472-7940-2

For my birthday a year and a half ago, my sister brought me a cat, as, I suspect, a therapy animal/companion.

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The Art of Not Thinking

The sages tell us that the knack of not thinking is the pathway to serenity, that we should focus on the here and now because the past and future are abstractions existing only in the present. 635 more words