Monthly Archives: June 2009

You Don’t Have to Date Them to Understand Them

I remember one of my professors in college trying to explain to a student why we should read about characters we don’t like. It was the main character in Dostoyevski’s  “Notes from the Underground“, or was it one of Saul … Continue reading

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Why I Write Poetry/Getting Inside Another Cocoon

“I am mainly preoccupied with the world as I experience it, and at times when I would rather be dead the thought that I could never write another poem has so far stopped me. I think this is an ignoble … Continue reading

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Pale Green Pants and Mad Poets: My Summer Literature

Summer Teaching I have started full time at my summer job of keeping my little friends busy and safe. All I have to do is pay attention and go with their flow, and all is well. No paper workjust being … Continue reading

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TV Guide Poetry and Classroom Notes

Hot Vampires in Love The TV Guide shouted above the conveyor carrying my groceries to the supermarket checker. Suddenly I missed Warren Zevon. Only he could write this song. Note #1:  On Teasing I had a large group of very … Continue reading

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Three Tomatoes Times Six

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A Poem About Intentional Mowing

Flower Islands White dots, blue spots, bright yellow stars Pink  globes the size of hamster eggs float in tangled rafts on the calm surface of the newly cut lawn. This is poem #1 of the 101 in a 1001 days, … Continue reading

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A Quantam for the Mechanics

This old German mule is off to the junk yard. It has sputtered and wheezed its way through the last 2 years, held together with duck tape, spit and prayers. In the ice and snow of December it finally refused … Continue reading

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