January 31, 2020

“Someone Leans Near” by Toni Morrison

Someone Leans Near Someone leans nearAnd sees the salt your eyes have shed. You wait, longing to hearWords of reason, love or playTo lash or lull you toward the hollow day. Silence kneads your fearOf… Continue Reading

January 24, 2020

“A Poem for the Road” by Mary Oliver

A Poem for the Road Softest of mornings, hello. And what will you do today, I wonder, to my heart? And how much honey can the heart stand, I wonder, before it must break? This… Continue Reading

January 24, 2020

“The Snow that never drifts” by Emily Dickinson

The Snow that never drifts The Snow that never drifts -The transient, fragrant snowThat comes a single time a YearIs softly driving now - So thorough in the TreeAt night beneath the starThat it was… Continue Reading

January 18, 2020

“Shoveling Snow with Buddha” by Billy Collins

Shoveling Snow with Buddha In the usual iconography of the temple or the local Wok you would never see him doing such a thing, tossing the dry snow over a mountain of his bare, round… Continue Reading

January 11, 2020

“Snowfall” by Ravi Shankar

Snowfall Particulate as ash, new year’s first snow falls upon peaked roofs, car hoods, undulant hills, in imitation of motion that moves the way static cascades down screens when the cable zaps out, persistent &… Continue Reading

January 3, 2020

33 New Year’s Resolutions by Woody Guthrie

American folk singer Woody Guthrie wrote a list of 33 New Year’s Resolutions on January 1st, 1943, to usher in the year. Amidst his doodles are a number of pearls of wisdom. 1. Work more… Continue Reading

January 3, 2020

“Year’s End” by Jorge Luis Borges

Year’s End Neither the symbolic detail of a three instead of a two, nor that rough metaphor that hails one term dying and another emerging nor the fulfillment of an astronomical process muddle and undermine… Continue Reading