elaborate levels of emptiness

Here’s a poem by Thomas McGrath:   I don’t belong in this century—who does? In my time, summer came someplace in June— The cutbanks blazing with roses, the birds brazen, and the astonished Pastures frisking with young calves . . .                                                           That was in the country— I don’t mean another country, I mean inContinue reading “elaborate levels of emptiness”

The Luminescence of Longwood Gardens

I am lucky enough to have grown up in a town very close to Longwood Gardens, on the East Coast of the United States.  It’s a magnificent place created about a hundred years ago by the wealthy manufacturer Pierre DuPont. I wrote this poem about it ten years or so ago: Hymn to Longwood Gardens   HowContinue reading “The Luminescence of Longwood Gardens”

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