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Loneliness by Fanny Howe

Image: Nighthawks, by Edward Hopper


Loneliness is not an accident or a choice.
It’s an uninvited and uncreated companion.
It slips in beside you when you are not aware that a… 364 more words

bull's eye miss

Near Miss
Fanny Howe

I almost met you
On a Saturday
In Gloucester.
The wind blew easterly.
There was a jar of mums
On a table near the window. 20 more words


6/2/17: before the blight, sugar dollars, a near miss, & people being mostly water and not nocturnal

Ruth Stone – Before the Blight

The elms stretched themselves in indolent joy,
arching over the street that lay in green shadow
under their loose tent. 98 more words

"You can’t not have poetry if you want to have a whole human being."


What is the value of poetry in such a brutal world?


You’d have to ask that about all the arts. They lift everyone up.

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