May 26, 2023

12 Haiku Poems by Jack Kerouac

12 Haiku Poems In the sunthe butterfly wingsLike a church window   Empty baseball fielda robinhops along the bench   The windmillsof Oklahoma lookin every direction   Train on the horizon – my window rattles… Continue Reading

May 19, 2023

“Archaic Torso of Apollo” by Rainer Maria Rilke

Archaic Torso of Apollo We cannot know his legendary headwith eyes like ripening fruit. And yet his torsois still suffused with brilliance from inside,like a lamp, in which his gaze, now turned to low, gleams… Continue Reading

May 12, 2023

My Favorite Books — a list by Joan Didion

The late writer and journalist Joan Didion was easily one of the finest wordsmiths of her era—inspiring the next generation as well. Author Zadie Smith remembers encountering Didion’s writing for the first time. She remarked,… Continue Reading

May 12, 2023

‘And this word, this paper written’ by Pablo Neruda

'And this word, this paper written' And this word, this paper writtenby the thousand hands of a single handdoes not rest in you, does not serve for dreams.It falls to the earth: there it continues.… Continue Reading

May 5, 2023

“The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald” by Gordon Lightfoot

The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald The legend lives on from the Chippewa on down Of the big lake they called Gitche Gumee. The lake, it is said, never gives up her dead When the… Continue Reading