It’s been a tough week.
Last Sunday I tore my meniscus.
Tuesday’s election results weren’t what I had hoped they’d be.
And Thursday the world learned that Leonard Cohen had passed. 462 more words
A recent visit to the Chicago Institute I got to view Ivan Albright’s painting “That Which I Have Done I Did Not Do (The Door).” It invoked the memory of one my favorite quotes from the French poet/philosopher Paul Valery. 39 more words
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It happened at certain stages in my life that poetry became a way of cutting myself off from the world…It is no bad thing if certain men have the strength of mind to attach more value and significance to determining a remote decimal number, or to the exact placing of a comma, than to the most resounding of news items, the most terrible catastrophe, or even to their own lives…