Monthly Archives: April 2014

San Francisco — Looking Seaward from Lands End

San Francisco’s 6th Poet Laureate declared: “Everyone is a poet — until proven otherwise.” Parked at Lands End Lookout Hoody’s and sweatshirts from Fisherman’s Wharf Run by my car At the edge they look homeward Then, shivering in the cold … Continue reading

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Colombian Storyteller, García Márquez, is dead at 87

Gabriel García Márquez is dead at 87; he is survived by his stories, and his many readers. In his autobiography García Márquez told this story of a surprise visit by his mother: My mother asked me to go with her … Continue reading

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Seeds of Evolution — Romantic or Scientific?

Free books, I like free books and what better place to pick one up than the University of Chicago Press. Just in time for Spring, the free book for April is An Orchard Invisible, which opens with this poem fragment … Continue reading

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Creation — Children of the Days

A calendar of Human History: Long ago in America Where dense fog hides the mountains Day Keepers weave the story of creation Mouth-to-ear repeating, remembering the days A Quiché appeared at the edge of the forest The indian carried a … Continue reading

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