Monthly Archives: April 2013

A Dickinson Epiphany

365 Dare you see a Soul at the White Heat? Then crouch within the door– Red–is the Fire’s common tint– But when the vivid Ore Has vanquished Flame’s conditions, It quivers from the Forge Without a color, but the light … Continue reading

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Taking Charge of One’s Own Education

With the imminent closing of McGill’s Education Library, there is perhaps a turning point in societal priorities in Canada. (Saving) money is more important than education, books, reading, and equipping teachers to teach. In terms of symbolism, it is a … Continue reading

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More on Gifts of Self

It has been my own experience and observation that giving the gifts of self is, more often than not, the easier, more common end of the equation. What too many nice, good people have difficulty with is the acceptance of gifts … Continue reading

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A Secret Life of Poetry

Complete, delicate, simple, young and wise. His rhythms sweet, true, and natural. On the other side of metaphor light opens deep and beautiful. A sun unto itself the many seeds and gardens. Wind’s articulation the voice of years. Self-selected play … Continue reading

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Real Spring

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Twitter

[They] almost hear a meaning in their noise.”–Thom Gunn, “On the Move” What an ironic use of the word from its primal meaning in beautiful, natural birdsong…. “And gathering swallows twitter in the skies.”–John Keats, “To Autumn”

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Blizzard

The snow whirling randomly revealed the old man in his parka mushing his dog-team over the ghostly white, bumpy cart track. Only when they arrived at the cabin with the storm supplies, did he consider himself safe and a lucky man. April … Continue reading

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Grandson, 15 months

Getting used to saying words, even no-nonsense words to describe his feelings and thoughts. As well as familiar approximations such as “nan-na” for banana. A certain delight when these approximations occur, suggesting recognition and a certain staticness to some experiences: … Continue reading

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RIP Jonathan Winters

Top improv comedian of all time. Brilliant imagination. He could be or imagine anything, anyone.

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