Monthly Archives: November 2016

From the Pacific Northwest – Part XXXVI

Musings in Autumn: Haruki Murakami “Holding this soft, small living creature in my lap this way, though, and seeing how it slept with complete trust in me, I felt a warm rush in my chest. I put my hand on … Continue reading

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From the Pacific Northwest – Part XXXV

A Poem for Today “On Seeing Larry Rivers’ Washington Crossing the Delaware at the Museum of Modern Art” By Frank O’Hara Now that our hero has come back to us in his white pants and we know his nose trembling … Continue reading

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From the Pacific Northwest – Part XXXIV

A Poem for Today “The Lioness” By Adrienne Rich The scent of her beauty draws me to her place. The desert stretches, edge from edge. Rock. Silver grasses. Drinking-hole. The starry sky. The lioness pauses in her back-and-forth pacing of … Continue reading

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From the Pacific Northwest – Part XXXIII

Musings in Autumn: Roger A. Caras “If you don’t own a dog, at least one, there is not necessarily anything wrong with you, but there may be something wrong with your life.” A Poem for Today “Traveling Light” By Linda … Continue reading

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From the Pacific Northwest – Part XXXII

A Poem for Today “It’s all I have to bring today” By Emily Dickinson It’s all I have to bring today— This, and my heart beside— This, and my heart, and all the fields— And all the meadows wide— Be … Continue reading

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From the Pacific Northwest – Part XXXI

Musings in Autumn: Bernard De Voto “One may lack words to express the impact of beauty but no one who has felt it remains untouched. It is renewal, enlargement, intensification. The parks preserve it permanently in the inheritance of the … Continue reading

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From the Pacific Northwest – Part XXX

A Poem for Today “The Layers” By Stanley Kunitz I have walked through many lives, some of them my own, and I am not who I was, though some principle of being abides, from which I struggle not to stray. … Continue reading

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From the Pacific Northwest – Part XIX

Musings in Autumn: David Baldacci “It’s my experience that most folk who ride trains could care less where they’re going. For them it’s the journey itself and the people they meet along the way. You see, at every stop this … Continue reading

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From the Pacific Northwest – Part XVIII

A Poem for Today “Potpourri” By Lola Ridge Do you remember Honey-melon moon Dripping thick sweet light Where Canal Street saunters off by herself among quiet trees? And the faint decayed patchouli— Fragrance of New Orleans Like a dead tube … Continue reading

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From the Pacific Northwest – Part XXVII

Musings in Autumn: Carl Sagan “For small creatures such as we the vastness is bearable only through love.” A Poem for Today “The Prairie Town” By Helen Santmyer Lovers of beauty laugh at this grey town,      Where dust … Continue reading

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