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October 21, 2010
O soothest Sleep!
I'm so frustrated with my pregnant self! I have so much I want and need...
October 12, 2010
“I feel grateful / For every pebble…”
A poem for Thankful Tuesday, from the great Milosz... It Was Winter by Czeslaw...
September 28, 2010
Be still. Be still.
I know it most likely doesn't feel like Fall where you are. It's hot all...
September 06, 2010
When I was in grad school, I was honored to study poetry for three years...
August 15, 2010
Rainbows + Diapers = Grateful
This morning at 10:30, I began one of those mundane conversations with my two year...
August 08, 2010
New poem! New poem!
There are some poets who will never be kindred spirits and whose poems are usually...
July 28, 2010
Because we need a poem about summer rain.
It's not raining here. But perhaps one of you somewhere is reading this in a...
July 23, 2010
A Route of Evanescence
Last Thursday morning, after the Office of Vigils and before Morning Praise at the monastery,...
July 06, 2010
Thankful Tuesday Ramblings
It’s Thankful Tuesday! Sometimes on Thankful Tuesday I list everything I’m grateful for. Sometimes I...
June 07, 2010
Yes, fellow poet nerds: I've found a new poem for the month of June. I've...
May 28, 2010
Loving “Hyla Brook” for what it is.
I wrote before that I’ve never really studied Robert Frost. But I was drawn to...
April 28, 2010
Hello Robert Frost
I've picked "Hyla Brook" as our poem for now through May. I have to admit...
April 20, 2010
Natalie Merchant = Thankful
Since I’m imagining most of you spent your high school and/or college careers in the...
April 15, 2010
Pied Beauty: The Grouch Reflects
I’ve been wanting to share a little about our current Hopkins poem: why I love...
April 03, 2010
Descending Theology: The Resurrection From the far star points of his pinned extremities, cold inched...
April 01, 2010
Christ's Passion Sure we're trained to his suffering, sure the nine-inch nails, and so forth....
April 01, 2010
Descending Theology: The Garden We know he was a man because, once doomed, he begged...
March 31, 2010
Wednesday, Holy Week
Descending Theology: Christ Human Such a short voyage for a god, and you arrived in...
March 30, 2010
Thankful Tuesday, Holy Week
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of Holy Week always feel a little unsettling to me. I...
March 15, 2010
Why Hopkins is the man.
I sat awkwardly bent forward in a thick oak chair, bulky in a sweater and...
March 08, 2010
The Mamas Share: Bishop’s Sonnet?
If you’ve been reading, you know that I love Elizabeth Bishop and you know that...
February 23, 2010
Thank you, Elizabeth Bishop.
So, I've been memorizing Elizabeth Bishop's Sonnet. And I hope that there's possibly someone out...
February 16, 2010
It was poetry that won me over to words before I even knew a person...
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