Tag Archives: Poetry

Weekly Photo Challenge: EPHEMERAL

Robert Frost, quintessential New Englander and poet of his region, taught here for a number of years at Amherst College. He made what to me is the definitive statement about ephemeral in his wonderful short poem “Nothing Gold Can Stay”: Nature’s first … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: MINIMALIST

  Flower in the crannied wall, I pluck you out of the crannies, I hold you here, root and all, in my hand, Little flower — but if I could understand What you are, root and all, and all in … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: NIGHTTIME

“All changed, changed utterly: A terrible beauty is born.”    This is the sight that greeted us one Saturday evening, returning from the glories of the HD opera broadcast to the warm glow of lamplight and this beautiful serenity of white-drifted … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: FORESHADOW

A shadowy concept itself, foreshadowing. But here’s one possibility: Several of Nature’s People I know, and they know me– I feel for them a transport Of cordiality– But never met this Fellow Attended, or alone Without a tighter breathing And … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: COMPANIONABLE

My Shadow I have a little shadow that goes in and out with me, And what can be the use of him is more than I can see. He is very, very like me from the heels up to the … Continue reading

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MY NEIGHBORHOOD: Weekly Photo Challenge, Any Way You Want!

Yeah, it’s great to have mobile phones that double as cameras. Or iPads that double as cameras. It’s also great to have cameras, PERIOD. It’s the photos that count, isn’t it? So here’s another photo of “my neighborhood,” stretching that … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: GEOMETRY (4)

Here we go round the prickly pear Prickly pear prickly pear Here we go round the prickly pear At five o’clock in the morning. T.S. Eliot, The Waste Land Botanical geometry, now we see ONE globe: And now there are TWO: … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: TWO SUBJECTS

April is the cruelest month, breeding Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing Memory and desire, stirring Dull roots with spring rain.  The opening of The Waste Land, by T.S. Eliot And what do we have here? Lilacs breeding? Or … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Windows, 2

Are windows to see through? To see in? To see out?  Not necessarily. These windows are to sell through: windows as sales tools! As often when I go to the liquor store, a question arises in my mind, a snatch of poetry from … Continue reading

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An Erratic Journal: “Home” in Ireland

Here’s a memory of a once-upon-a-time home (along with a bonus, an unexpected poem) from our Irish correspondent, Berna, over in County Kildare: Well, as for Innisfree, I wouldn’t much go for Yeats’ damp ‘clay and wattles’ cabin. There would … Continue reading

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