Monthly Archives: April 2010

Black Books

Don’t usually promote TV sitcoms, but the British comedy “Black Books” is very funny and very accessible. It is sort of a mix of “Slings and Arrows” and “Fawlty Towers”. Check it out on Netflix. Many of the episodes take … Continue reading

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Poet Is on a 50 State Tour

Poet and teacher Laura Shovan is currently on a 50 state tour meeting state poets laureate. Her blog, Author Amok, can be seen from this blog. Find the link in my blog list. The work on the site is amazing.

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Hailstorm Hits Strasburg with No Alarm Sounded?

It was almost magical to stand on the front porch last night watching and listening to the mammoth thunder/hail storm that pummeled Strasburg. Within minutes streets were flooded and sidewalks were covered with water. Hail smashed against windows, vehicles, and … Continue reading

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Judith Harris – Poet

If you are not aware of the poetry of Judith Harris, get aware.  Her work is touching and poignant without being maudlin or inaccessible.  Her collection, “The Bad Secret” is phenomenal. I am proud to have known Judy for many … Continue reading

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Warnings

So slowly the ghosts of us appeared. Turreted, fenestrated, moonlight-splashed, they glowed their wailing. Our dreams, benumbed of doubt, lifted shielding hands of waking. Disrobed of pretense, our dream selves dissolved, leaving haunting, vexing traces. Nightly, the fortress-bound spectres, gagged … Continue reading

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Utterance

Utterance, Bringing thought to life, To share, ensnares The speaker and The listener, now Committed to accepting The best of possible worlds… Perhaps. The origins of words, Like a lover’s behavior Are rarely understood. Our visceral etymologies And derivations Surfacing … Continue reading

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Summer Crows

Crows are circling viscous death Stagnant pond porcine leeches Farmers are working tilled soil Arid summer drought sun Desire is growing moistened lips Daylight’s end potting shed Promises are made heart shards Crows are circling overhead © 2009

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