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Poetry

The Ruts

Thursday, October 18th, 2018

The Ruts

This column originates from the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, and a half-hour’s drive south there’s a creek with flat stones on its floor where wagons passed down and over the muddy bottom, up the other bank,...

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‘From where I stand’

Thursday, January 18th, 2018

‘From where I stand’

Poems that move back and forth through time can be intriguing. In this poem by Pat Schneider, she looks deep into the past and evokes it in compelling detail, though the poem speculates that there will arrive...

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This Stranger, My Husband

Thursday, February 11th, 2016

This Stranger, My Husband

It’s said that each of us undergoes gradual change and that every seven years we are essentially a new person. Here’s a poem by Freya Manfred, who lives in Stillwater, Minnesota, about the changes in a long...

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Long Distance to My Old Coach

Thursday, February 4th, 2016

Long Distance to My Old Coach

A friend told me recently that he tries to keep in touch with people he’s known even though they don’t put any effort into doing that themselves. Here’s William Trowbridge, who lives in Missouri, making an effort....

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Playing His Heart Out

Thursday, January 28th, 2016

Playing His Heart Out

When grief is so heavy that we need to set it down, poetry is a good place to set it. Here’s a fine poem by Minnesota poet Sharon Chmielarz from her book with photographer Ken Smith, Visibility:...

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Lessons

Thursday, January 21st, 2016

Lessons

This column is more than ten years old and I’ve finally gotten around to trying a little origami! Here’s a poem about that, and about a good deal more than that, by Vanessa Stauffer, who teaches writing...

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At the Dorm

Thursday, January 14th, 2016

At the Dorm

I love this poem by Mandy Kahn for its witty account of the way two young people find each other. The poet lives in Los Angeles and this is from her book Math, Heaven, Time, from Eyewear...

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Handspun

Thursday, January 7th, 2016

Handspun

The only passage of scripture that I know by heart is from Ecclesiastes: “Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the...

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Deer Fording the Missouri in Early Afternoon

Thursday, December 31st, 2015

Deer Fording the Missouri in Early Afternoon

I love to have people come up to me and say, “You’ll never believe what I saw this morning,” and then go on to tell me. It’s their delight that I like so much. Here’s a poem...

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Turning of the Year

Thursday, December 24th, 2015

Turning of the Year

Here’s a New Year’s poem by Judy Ray, who lives and writes in Tucson. I like the way that common phrase, “the turning of a year,” has suggested to her the turns in a race track. Her...

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