March 25, 2016
Milla van der Have
You are going to ask: and where are the lilacs?
and the poppy-petalled metaphysics ?
and the rain repeatedly spattering
its words and drilling them full
of apertures and birds?'
I’ll tell you all the news.
From 'I'm explaining a few things' by Pablo Neruda
March 19, 2016
To what can our life on earth be likened?
To a flock of geese,
alighting on the snow.
Sometimes leaving a trace of their passage
From 'Remembrance' by Su Shi
It was kind of a March week. The sun was out and from inside the world looked light and warm, with s...
March 11, 2016
The people I’m looking for—I don’t know where they are.
I don’t know the color of their clothing. From across the park
I see the dark windows of my apartment.
Spring has arrived.
Let me not despair.
From 'Song for the Festival' by Gretchen Marquette
A strange thing h...
March 5, 2016
to live in this world
you must be able
to do three things
to love what is mortal;
to hold it
against your bones knowing
your own life depends on it;
and, when the time comes to let it go,
to let it go
Mary Oliver - In Blackwater Woods
This is not the poem I had want...
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