April 15, 2021

“Pale Blue Dot” by Carl Sagan

Pale Blue Dot Look again at that dot. That’s here. That’s home. That’s us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out… Continue Reading

April 9, 2021

“The Perfect Poem” by Kaveh Akbar

The Perfect Poem In god’s gleaming empire, herds of triceratops lunge up on their hind legs to somersault around the plains. The angels lie in the sun using straight pins to eat hollyhocks. Mostly they… Continue Reading

April 2, 2021

“One More Love Poem” by Dunya Mikhail

One More Love Poem If I had one more day I would write a love poem composed of one word repeated like binary code. I’ll multiply it by the number of days that passed without… Continue Reading

April 1, 2021

25 Tips for Musicians by Thelonious Monk

25 Tips for Musicians In 1960 jazz pianist Thelonious Monk wrote down a list of tips for his new saxophonist Steve Lacy. A reproduction of Lacy's transcription of this advice is included below. Just because… Continue Reading

March 26, 2021

“Quantum Mechanic”

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March 26, 2021

“Sometimes” by David Whyte

Sometimes Sometimes if you move carefully through the forest, breathing like the ones in the old stories, who could cross a shimmering bed of leaves without a sound, you come to a place whose only… Continue Reading

March 12, 2021

“This Is Just To Say” by William Carlos Williams

This Is Just To Say I have eaten the plums that were in the icebox and which you were probably saving for breakfast Forgive me they were delicious so sweet and so cold . William… Continue Reading

December 25, 2020

“Model-Train Display at Christmas in a Shopping Mall Food Court” by James Arthur

Model-Train Display at Christmas in a Shopping Mall Food Court These kids watching so intently on every side of the display must love the feeling of being gigantic: of having a giant’s power over this… Continue Reading

December 4, 2020

“If The World Was Crazy” by Shel Silverstein

If The World Was Crazy If the world was crazy, you know what I’d eat?A big slice of soup and a whole quart of meatA lemonade sandwich, and then I might trySome roasted ice cream… Continue Reading