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Denial

Thursday, July 1st, 2010

Denial

I recognize the couple who are introduced in this poem by Patricia Frolander, of Sundance, Wyoming, and perhaps you’ll recognize them, too. Denial  He called it “his ranch,” yet each winter day found her beside him feeding...

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The Blessing of the Old Woman, the Tulip, and the Dog

Thursday, June 24th, 2010

The Blessing of the Old Woman, the Tulip, and the Dog

Alicia Suskin Ostriker is one of our country’s finest poets. She lives in Princeton, New Jersey. I thought that today you might like to have us offer you a poem full of blessings. The Blessing of the...

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Fishing, His Birthday

Thursday, June 17th, 2010

Fishing, His Birthday

Equipment. I like to paint and draw, and I own enough art supplies to start my own store. And for every hobby there are lots of supplies that seem essential. In this poem we get a whole...

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Yard Work

Thursday, June 10th, 2010

Yard Work

Whether we like it or not, we live with the awareness that death is always close at hand, and in this poem by Don Thompson, a Californian, a dead blackbird can’t be pushed out of the awareness...

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Fire Victim

Thursday, June 3rd, 2010

Fire Victim

It’s not uncommon for people to turn their eyes away from those who bear the scars of misfortune. Here’s a poem about that by Ned Balbo, who lives and teaches in Maryland. Fire Victim  Once, boarding the...

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Crochet

Thursday, May 27th, 2010

Crochet

We are sometimes amazed by how well the visually impaired navigate the world, but like the rest of us, they have found a way to do what interests them. Here Jan Mordenski of Michigan describes her mother,...

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The World as It is

Thursday, May 20th, 2010

The World as It is

It is enough for me as a reader that a poem take from life a single moment and hold it up for me to look at. There need not be anything sensational or unusual or peculiar about...

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The One Certain Thing

Thursday, May 13th, 2010

The One Certain Thing

If writers are both skilled and lucky, they may write something that will carry their words into the future, past the hour of their own deaths. I’d guess all writers hope for this, and the following poem...

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