First Known When Lost
Saturday, September 4, 2021
Enchanted Or Disenchanted, Part Eight: Exile
Is the World we live in enchanted or disenchanted? Happily, we cannot think, or reason, our way to an answer to this question. Moreover, th...
Saturday, August 21, 2021
The angled, honey-yellow afternoon light has taken on the aspect of autumn, and the shadows of trees have begun to lengthen across the eveni...
Friday, August 6, 2021
Last week I took an afternoon walk on a warm, breezy, cloudless day. At times I paused beneath the trees, looking upward, listening to the l...
Friday, July 16, 2021
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Recently, as I walked abroad on a sunny afternoon, it occurred to me that I had not read "Adlestrop" in quite some time. I have n...
Tuesday, June 15, 2021
A Blade of Grass
I recently read the following haiku by Bashō: a dragonfly vainly trying to settle onto a blade of grass Bashō (1644-1694) (translated by Mak...
Thursday, May 20, 2021
In my previous post, we visited my favorite April poem: Patrick Kavanagh's " Wet Evening in April. " A poem haunted by melanc...
Thursday, April 29, 2021
I'm certain I'm not the only young man or woman whose budding interest in poetry was quickened by happening upon the following lines...
Friday, April 16, 2021
I am an escapist. The past month I've spent a great deal of time in 17th century Japan in the company of Gensei, a Buddhist monk-poet, ...
Wednesday, March 31, 2021
As I have noted here before, a poem that has moved us remains with us, and can return at any time, unexpectedly and unaccountably. Last nigh...
Saturday, March 20, 2021
Recently I've been spending time with The Oxford Book of Greek Verse in Translation . Published in 1938, and edited by T. F. Higham and...
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