Of History and Hope

Happy Independence Day, Americans! (And happy belated Canada Day to any Canadians out there!) Of History and Hope By Miller Williams We have memorized America, how it was born and who we have been and where. In ceremonies and silence we say the words, telling the stories, singing the old songs. We like the places [Read More...]

The Coiling, Lurching Bonfire

Summer is finally in full swing in New York City – the days are very long, the subways are very warm, and it’s so humid you can feel the moisture settle on your skin when you go outside. (I’ve been seeing fireflies in the parks, too, at night.) So a little summer poem seems in order, right? [Read More...]

Love Poem

Today, one of my favorites, by the great Donald Hall. What I love about this tiny poem is how it can capture, in images, a universal experience, and make us see it in a new way – something poetry, like all art, can do. Love Poem When you fall in love, you jockey your horse [Read More...]

(A Poem for) Morning

The thing I love most about this time of year, when the days are approaching their longest here in the northern hemisphere, is that it’s bright and sunny in the mornings, sometimes before I wake up. And we’re about to move out of the apartment we’ve been in for the past several months, where we’ve [Read More...]


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