Category Archives: ephemera

accordion for the soul

Heard this lovely song this morning. Accordion music is good for the soul. Truth. Advertisements

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here’s what you do

Here’s what you do, when you’re feeling a little run down and life doesn’t seem to want to let you take a breather. Doing all of the following at once is best, but any of them alone work well, too: … Continue reading

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as our mothers do

I had a thought once, which I may have shared with some of you. It was this: If only we could love our bodies as our mothers do. I thought it again when I was looking at Annie’s feet this … Continue reading

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summer’s end

School starts tomorrow. This time of year, I think, is exquisitely bittersweet: summer vacation comes to an end much too soon, but the fresh start of a new school year is just so exciting. There is an end to languid … Continue reading

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summertimes

Yesterday we went to a friend’s pond for a barbecue and some swimming. There was some kite-flying, too. My cousin made burgers of local beef, and the kids roasted marshmallows for dessert. I have lately considered myself a town mouse … Continue reading

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because of you i’m talking to crickets, clouds

“Delphiniums in a Window Box” Every sunrise, even strangers’ eyes. Not necessarily swans, even crows, even the evening fusillade of bats. That place where the creek goes underground, how many weeks before I see you again? Stacks of books, every … Continue reading

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this is just to say

I wish I had a photo of plums to put here, but I don’t. I do, though, have an image I love, of one of Rothko’s paintings. I can’t put into words why this poem and these paintings affect me … Continue reading

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