Category Archives: Poetry

Dense — Spring, Yellows and Whites

After a wet winter, the back yard is dense with color: yellow rose, and flowering cherry are in full bloom while the oranges continue to ripen and our camellia opens new blooms daily. This is a great time to be … Continue reading

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Wishes — A Poem by Robert Frost

Today the winter oaks are dark against the sky, but in a few weeks, as they turn spring green, the woods will take a softer look. Here is a poem about dark trees and a boy’s thoughts about an uncertain future. One … Continue reading

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Path — Walking on Windy Hill

Out for a walk on the path to Windy Hill; it’s the start of winter, but the grass is green and I think of spring. Where am I going? I don’t quite know. What does it matter where people go? Down … Continue reading

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Admiration — Libraries and Antiquarians

Admiration: I like a big sprawling library with open stacks, and Green Library is one of my favorites. Thousands and thousands of books on shelves to pull out and browse. There is a light on in the stacks; maybe someone is browsing. … Continue reading

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Future — Our future is before us

Treasure Island Job Corps students ignore the Saturday rain and take selfies of San Francisco. Today, I grabbed the camera and headed out to take some rainy day photos — the photo above was taken on Treasure Island. April is poetry … Continue reading

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Wow — Spring Is Early This Year

The iPhone camera was overwhelmed by this bed of tulips at Elizabeth F. Gamble Garden in Palo Alto. Wow is the word of the day. A perfect day to get out of the library, explore the outdoors, read a poem … Continue reading

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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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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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Zero To Hero — Donna Tartt spins a murder tale in Vermont

Murdered—Bunny is dead. He’s lying there at the foot of Mt. Cataract buried by a fateful April snow: “He’d been dead for ten days before they found him, you know. It was one of the biggest manhunts in Vermont history— … Continue reading

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