Category: love

  • Blue Kookaburra

                Blue Kookaburra     A blue kookaburra should fly in and warn me before I look in Jimmy’s Restaurant and see you at the empty table where we were– cheerful, talking, your hands in the air. The fish should be called in to flop in the road before I […]

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  • Sir Francis Bacon on Poetry

            Sir Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban, (1561-1626), is known both as the father of inductive reasoning through his Baconian method of scientific observation, and for introducing the essay to the English language. Below are snippets from his essays, through which he gives us his thoughts on poetry.     _____ […]

  • The All Time Top Ten Greatest Poems of Scotland

            In their article called Jeelie Piece Song is among our best poems, The Sunday Times of Scotland reports that “listeners of BBC Radio Scotland” have chosen Scotland’s favorite all time top 20 poems. These are included in the new book, edited by Stewart Conn, titled 100 Favourite Scottish Poems: The Nation’s […]

  • The Gifts of Donald Hall: "Retriever"

    _____     by Donald Hall     Retriever                 Two days after Jane died             I walked with our dog Gus             on New Canada Road             under birchy green     […]

  • Mark Doty Physically: "Heaven for Paul"

    _____     a Margaretta Mitchell photograph     by Mark Doty             Heaven for Paul     The flight attendant said: We have a mechanical problem with the plane, and we have contacted the FAA for advice, and then: We will be making an emergency landing in Detroit, and […]

  • Shopping for a Father’s Day Card

    _____         While at work today, I decide to shop for a Father’s Day card, and to make this blog post about it, an idea that followed on a conversation with Deb Powers last night.    We had spoken of the varieties of poetry in our culture, and the possibility of this […]

  • Prosthetic Love

    _____                                                                                     by Rus Bowden                   […]