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Poetry
Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011 12:00 am
I have to keepforgiving myself forthings I haven’t done:promises unkeptpromises I don’t recallever having madepromises to myselffor what I’ve wantedto do but haven’t yetand pro
Poetry
Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011 12:00 am
worst blizzard in years on tuesdaythat evening the school parking lotnext door got plowed I thoughtprematurely left a mountain of snowbetween me and the curb then ateleven o’clock I heard laught
Poetry
Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011 12:00 am
so this isn’t a poemyou may be weary of grief but saturday was damaris’s birthday her sisters and her nephews in the west built a big bonfireburned the clothesshe died in burneda slice of
Poetry
Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011 12:00 am
well now it’s new year’s againan occasional poem is writtenfor an occasion: robert frostwrote one for JFK maya angelouwrote one for bill clinton butwhen wordsworth was england’spoet
Poetry
Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2010 12:00 am
we tried to keep track: this caring personcalled at the house this one sent flowers this one brought food this one wrote, e-mailed, phoned, this one prayed or chanted or arranged a meditation which li
Poetry
Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010 12:00 am
my brother-in-law listened toa life-weary friend of many years.“Have you learned to love yourself?”my brother-in-law asked.“I try,” said the friend, “but Idon’t suc
Poetry
Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2010 12:00 am
deep dusk I gaze down from thelittle cessna at the california roadsnow strings of bright moving beadsthe little towns puddles of lightthe big ones their mall areas awash spaced streetlamps tiny points
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Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010 12:00 am
I tell our grieving guest, I like that youcall us all “dear heart” that’s what mymother called me talie says. I say my momcalled us “lambkin” or “lambie,” and

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