Ring Out, Wild Bells

  For New Year’s Eve and Day, here’s some poetry: Section 106 from “In Memoriam” by Alfred, Lord Tennyson: Ring out, wild bells, to the wild sky, The flying cloud, the frosty light; The year is dying in the night; Ring out, wild bells, and let him die. Ring out the old, ring in theContinue reading “Ring Out, Wild Bells”

Raised Catholic

Raised Catholic In February 2010 I attended the AWP’s ( Association of Writers and Writing Programs) National Conference in Washington DC. I love this conference; it’s the second one I’ve attended. Meeting my poet friends in person – people I’ve corresponded with, have been Facebook Friends with, those with whom I’ve interacted at the West ChesterContinue reading “Raised Catholic”

O Gathering Light

“Gathering Light”  painting by Janice Mason Steeves Here’s my “O” Antiphon for the day:   O gathering light, receiving light, ours, ocelli, theirs, ommatidia, Who opens the insects to navigate the world, finally, late this year, in mid-November, when strangely green leaves still stand on the pin oak, on the mild still day, at lastContinue reading “O Gathering Light”

The Artist’s Eye

Mario Marini   “The Miracle”   About forty years ago I took a course at Johns Hopkins University called “Images of Man in Modern Sculpture.”  Apologies for the lack of inclusive language, but that was 1976!   My teacher was Phoebe Stanton,the art critic for the Baltimore Sun. Our textbook was the Hirschhorn Museum in DC, asContinue reading “The Artist’s Eye”

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