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Poetry

Rain on a Barn South of Tawas

Thursday, May 1st, 2014

Rain on a Barn South of Tawas

Those of us who live on the arid Great Plains love to hear rain on the roof. Not hail, but rain. William Jolliff, a poet from Oregon, where it rains all the time, has done a fine...

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First Morel

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

First Morel

Let’s celebrate the first warm days of spring with a poem for mushroom hunters, this one by Amy Fleury, who lives in Louisiana. First Morel  Up from wood rot, wrinkling up from duff and homely damps, spore-born...

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This Morning I Could Do/A Thousand Things

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

This Morning I Could Do/A Thousand Things

I was born in April and have never agreed with T.S. Eliot that it is “the cruellest month.” Why would I want to have been born from that? Here’s Robert Hedin, who lives in Minnesota, showing us...

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Ex

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

Ex

What might have been? I’d guess we’ve all asked that at one time or another. Here’s a fine what-might-have-been poem by Andrea Hollander, who lives in Portland, Oregon. Ex  Long after I married you, I found myself...

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Spirit of the Bat

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

Spirit of the Bat

Despite having once been bitten by a rabid bat, and survived, much to the disappointment of my critics, I find bats fascinating, and Peggy Shumaker of Alaska has written a fine poem about them. I am especially...

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Sway

Thursday, March 27th, 2014

Sway

Considering that I’m a dog lover, I haven’t included nearly enough dog poems in this column. My own dog, Howard, now in his dotage, has never learned a trick of any kind, nor learned to behave, so...

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My Mother’s Hats

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

My Mother’s Hats

The love between parents can be wonderful and mysterious to their children. Robert Hedin, a Minnesota poet and the director of The Anderson Center at Tower View in Red Wing, does a fine job of capturing some...

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Ablution

Thursday, March 13th, 2014

Ablution

Here’s another lovely poem to honor the caregivers among us. Amy Fleury lives and teaches in Louisiana. Ablution  Because one must be naked to get clean, my dad shrugs out of his pajama shirt, steps from his...

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After Filing for Divorce

Thursday, March 6th, 2014

After Filing for Divorce

Love poems written in the sonnet form, all hearts and flowers, are a dime a dozen, so it’s a delight to see a poet coming at the sonnet from the flip side. Here’s Chelsea Rathburn, who lives...

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I Ask My Mother to Sing

Thursday, February 27th, 2014

I Ask My Mother to Sing

Li-Young Lee is an important American poet of Chinese parentage who lives in Chicago. Much of his poetry is marked by unabashed tenderness, and this poem is a good example of that. I Ask My Mother to...

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