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Today I Found a Poem

It’s been raining every day now for about 10 days. The weather is becoming a serial psycho-killer. So I’m sitting here at the dining room table with the window curtains pulled back trying to squeeze in as much light as … Continue reading

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Nazim Hikmet, poet with a cause

I bought a book of his poetry at the train station in Milano just because of a phrase on the dust jacket: You are my enslavement and my freedom. Nazim Hikmet was the first modern poet from Turkey. Born in the … Continue reading

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More embroidered poetry and Emily Dickinson

Originally posted on A poem for every day:
“Why do I love” You, Sir? Because— The Wind does not require the Grass To answer—Wherefore when He pass She cannot keep Her place. Because He knows—and Do not You— And We…

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Standing in the wind with a charm bracelet

Anna Akhmatova was a Russian modernist poet.  Her work was condemned by Stalin but, nevertheless, she remained in Russia.  This meant living in the shadows, experiencing the execution of her husband and grieving for her son forced to live years … Continue reading

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Daisy Zamora, Caresses and Rings

On Paros, I read alot more fiction than I do while in Rome.  Luckily, my friend Connie has tons of books and has no problems lending them to me.  The other day, she suggested I tried reading some poetry, too.  … Continue reading

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