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why cling to...

We live

in a tide-swept inlet,

floating, flung.

In such a world, why cling to

collections of poems?

~Izumi Shikibu (J Hirshfield & M Aratani, … 11 more words

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The Adventures of Tom Bombadil, XI: Fastitocalon

Fastitocalon is based on an earlier poem. This version is a reduced text, something that would suit hobbits as part of old bestiaries, framed as an adaption of possibly more learned elvish lore. 265 more words

J.r.r.tolkien

A Day on the Great Barrier Reef

After my conference in Brisbane, I’d booked to head up to Cairns to check out the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest. Glen vowed never to go on a boat again (he gets bad seasickness) so considering how “close” I was, it seemed like the best opportunity. 533 more words

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Passport, Please.

I had just put down a few freshly washed russet potatoes on the cutting board and was stretching for the utility knife, when my beau yanked open the kitchen door. 276 more words

Susan Marie Molloy