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CONTEMPLATING THE GRASSHOPPER THAT LANDED ON MY KNEE WHILE I SAT IN A MEADOW ON A SUNNY FALL DAY READING THE ZEN TEACHING OF BODHIDHARMA I was just a surface to land on, a thing of nature, like the grass around me on which I’d laid my coat and sat reading, or the stones of … More Sometimes what we need is to sit in a meadow on a sunny fall day
POEM WRITTEN THE DAY AFTER MY FATHER-IN-LAW PASSED AWAY As if with a final burst of energy, the maple dropped its leaves, covering the yard in a blanket of yellow and brown. I cleaned them up when I mowed the grass, the chopped leaves and clippings added to the compost to mulch next year’s garden. … More Poem Written the Day After My Father-in-Law Passed Away
The 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month… the guns quieted and the “war to end all wars” came to an end. November 11, 1918 is the day that gave rise to the public holiday of Armistice Day, now known either as Remembrance Day or Veterans Day, depending on the country. On … More Armistice/Veterans Day
We had a great evening of poetry at the Wilde Reading series in Columbia, November 8, 2016. I was honored to share the podium with fellow poet, Sally Rosen Kindred. Many thanks go to our host for the evening, Linda Joy Burke as well as her c0-organizers, Laura Shovan and Ann Bracken. And, also thanks … More A Wilde Reading
I’m one of the featured readers in the November edition of Wilde Readings, the Howard County Poetry and Literature Society’s monthly literary event. Join us November 8, 7:00-8:30 at the Columbia Arts Center, Foreland Garth, Columbia, MD. Fore more information, see https://www.facebook.com/events/609113805943163/