Monthly Archives: November 2016

From the Pacific Northwest – Part XXVI

A Poem for Today “Passing Through Albuquerque” By John Balaban At dusk, by the irrigation ditch gurgling past backyards near the highway, locusts raise a maze of calls in cottonwoods. A Spanish girl in a white party dress strolls the … Continue reading

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From the Pacific Northwest – Part XXV

A Poem for Today “Prayer from a Mouse” By Sarah Messer Dimensionless One, can you hear me? Me with the moon ears, caught in ice branches? Beneath the sky’s long house, beneath the old snake tree, I pray to see … Continue reading

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From the Pacific Northwest – Part XXIV

Musings in Autumn: Finis Mitchell “We don’t stop hiking because we grow old – we grow old because we stop hiking.” A Poem for Today “Three Foxes by the Edge of the Field at Twilight” By Jane Hirshfield One ran, … Continue reading

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Election Day – 2016

A Poem for a Fateful Day in America “Prayer” By Judson Mitchum         at The Funeral for 13,000; Andersonville Historic Site, September 19, 2015 Every prayer once prayed here is still in the air, but there is … Continue reading

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From the Pacific Northwest – Part XXIII

Musings in Autumn: Frank Lloyd Wright “Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.” A Poem for Today “Orfordville” By Lisa Fishman Jonah found a frog in the currants thirsty, he said, so we flicked … Continue reading

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From the Pacific Northwest – Part XXII

A Poem for Today “Daylight Savings Time” By Phyllis McGinley In spring when maple buds are red, We turn the clock an hour ahead; Which means, each April that arrives, We lose an hour out of our lives. Who cares? … Continue reading

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From the Pacific Northwest – Part XXI

Musings in Autumn: Walt Whitman “Now I see the secret of making the best person, it is to grow in the open air and to eat and sleep with the earth.” A Poem for Today “The Pasture” By Robert Frost … Continue reading

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From the Pacific Northwest – Part XX

Musings in Autumn: Edward Abbey “May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds.” A Poem for Today “The American middle class…” By Dawn Lundy Martin … Continue reading

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From the Pacific Northwest – Part XIX

Musings in Autumn: Ken Ilgunas “On a hike, the days pass with the wind, the sun, the stars; movement is powered by a belly full of food and water, not a noxious tankful of fossil fuels. On a hike, you’re … Continue reading

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From the Pacific Northwest – Part XVIII

Canadian Art – Neil Patterson: Part I In the words of one writer, “Neil Patterson, to his great joy, has discovered the magically liberating impact of colour. Dazzling reds, yellows and blues, manganese violet, sap green and cadmium orange are … Continue reading

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