And you could say it will always be this way. But in the smallest echelons of time and thought, like a double-helix whipping out from your wondering, I would say, “Listen.” And you would. After that, we would think nothing of a quote like this one: Take and take and water in wildness. We are […]
I don’t know how I came to this essay by the poet Tishani Doshi, on the death of her dog. It feels like a long time, the time in which I’m reading it. I want death to be peaceful. To be able to go to sleep and never wake up. But here is her body and here is death […]
This today, some things I’m thinking, in response to an old post / newsletter essay by the poet Andrea Gibson (whose work — don’t get me wrong — I love and treasure…), about forgiveness as a necessary step in creating a truly peaceful world: South African anti-apartheid and social rights activist Desmund Tutu said, “Without forgiveness, […]
Reading “Allegory” by Diane Seuss. And so this today, perhaps to tell. Perhaps to keep: You had to go to them. They did not come to you. —being Diane Seuss, on dictionaries. (Being Diane Seuss also, and effectively, on words.) * Elsewhere in the poem, this part—is this not the making of a poem, that she is […]
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