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Saturday, October 16, 2010

Sun to the Earth

Even after all this time the sun never says to the earth,

"You owe me."

Look at what happens with a love like that ~

It lights the entire sky.

— Hafiz

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Things Poets Ponder

How trees look like old men.
What things are blue.
How words taste.
Whether a diphthong is one syllable or two.
Whether anyone will get the allusion to Shakespeare's 53rd sonnet.
Whether Eliot stole it first.
The difference between puce and magenta.
What rain puddles remind them of.
The sound of one dog barking.
Whether to imagine bagpipes or flutes.
When to stop alliterating.
Whether the magpie image will offend mother.
How similar things are different.
And vice versa.
The pleasures of paradox.
Why the line breaks before the direct object.
What depends on a red wheelbarrow.
Grecian urns.
Larks, nightingales and ravens.
Why April is cruel.
When to borrow and when to steal.
King James' English.
Nursery Rhymes.
Drivel and doggerel.
Time, eternity and due dates.

~Marilyn McEntyre

Thursday, October 7, 2010


"A story is a medicine that greases and hoists the pulleys, shows us the way out, down, in and around, cuts for us fine wide doors in previously blank walls, doors which lead us to our own knowing." ~Clarissa Pinkola Estes