Monthly Archives: March 2018

Sentient in Seattle – 1 April 2018

Greeting April The Daisy and the Sweet Pea are the flowers associated with April. Art for April – Mark Haworth: “April on the Pedernales” A Poem for April “Over the Land Is April” by Robert Louis Stevenson OVER the land … Continue reading

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Sentient in Seattle – 31 March 2018

This Date in Literary History: Born 31 March 1809 – Edward Fitzgerald, an English poet and writer best known for his translation of “The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam.” Some verses from Fitzgerald’s translation of “The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam”: A … Continue reading

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A Lament for America in the Age of Trump – 31 March 2018

“The great American dream that reached out to the stars has been lost to the stripes. We have forgotten where we came from, we don’t know where we are, and we fear where we may be going. Afraid, we turn … Continue reading

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Sentient in Seattle – 30 March 2018

This Date in Literary History: Died 30 March 2005 – Robert Creeley, an American poet, novelist, and essayist. “I Know a Man” by Robert Creeley As I sd to my friend, because I am always talking,–John, I sd, which was … Continue reading

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A Lament for America in the Age of Trump – 30 March 2018

“Like all Americans, or like all Americans who are conscious of being American, Parker and Zema’s father always believed he was his country. But lately he’s come to realize that if he and his family didn’t emerge unscathed from their … Continue reading

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Sentient in Seattle – 29 March 2018

Musings in Spring: Alain de Botton “At the beginning of human history, as we struggled to light fires and to chisel fallen trees into rudimentary canoes, who could have predicted that long after we had managed to send men to … Continue reading

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A Lament for America in the Age of Trump – 29 March 2018

“Trump’s America is not America: not today’s or tomorrow’s, but yesterday’s. Trump’s America is brutal, perverse, regressive, insular and afraid. There is no hope in it; there is no light in it. It is a vast expanse of darkness and … Continue reading

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Sentient in Seattle – 28 March 2018

A Poem for Today “The Sun Underfoot Among The Sundews” by Amy Clampitt An ingenuity too astonishing to be quite fortuitous is this bog full of sundews, sphagnum- lined and shaped like a teacup. A step down and you’re into … Continue reading

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A Lament for America in the Age of Trump – 28 March 2018

“Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on or by imbeciles who really mean it.” ― Laurence J. Peter

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Sentient in Seattle – 27 March 2018

Remembering a Writer on the Date of Her Death: Died 27 March 2012 – Adrienne Rich, an American poet, essayist, and feminist. “In the Evening” by Adrienne Rich Three hours chain-smoking words and you move on. We stand in the … Continue reading

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