The Lentiest Lent

The governor of my state ( Maryland USA)  issued a “Stay Home” order last night.  So we join a number of other states in this.  Coronavirus cases are growing here, but nothing compared to other places in the country. Meanwhile, here is an appropriate poem written by William Carlos Williams in the early 20th century:Continue reading “The Lentiest Lent”

This Spring let the world keep out

    Here’s an appropriate poem by Ruth Lechlitner:     Ruth Lechlitner     Forever This Spring      Published: The New Masses, March 14, 1939.   This Spring let the world keep out, we said, alone Our feet to the path over the woodmint, The red-tipped moss, and ours the single flower Lovely under stone.   ButContinue reading “This Spring let the world keep out”

we would all be together in a sudden strangeness

With all the closures all over the world, in efforts to contain the spread of Covid 19, frightening things are happening.  Surprising things, too.  I just heard that the previously filthy canals in Venice and sparkling with clear water. Here’s a poem by Pablo Neruda: Keeping Quiet — by Pablo Neruda Now we will countContinue reading “we would all be together in a sudden strangeness”

In the midst of all the cancellations

Here in the United States, the reality of the spread of the Covid-19 is just hitting us. Our incompetent and cowardly President has not helped at all. In the meantime, on a personal level,  my fiftieth college reunion is cancelled as well as all the St. Patrick’s Day concerts, the early Spring flower shows, and…Continue reading “In the midst of all the cancellations”

the lovely colored smells of Spring

  Those fragrances are only just beginning here , but still…   art by Sandy Caruso     Here’s a  poem by Christina Rossetti: Spring Quiet   “Gone were but the Winter, Come were but the Spring, I would go to a covert Where the birds sing;   Where in the whitethorn Singeth a thrush,Continue reading “the lovely colored smells of Spring”

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