March 25, 2016


 You are going to ask: and where are the lilacs?
and the p
oppy-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

What good...

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


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