Monthly Archives: March 2012

A Visit From Persephone

After the unusual spring weather we’ve been having, a little taste of winter seems to have returned if only for a little while.  It brings to mind the myth of Persephone. Persephone (called Prosperpine by the Romans) was the daughter of … Continue reading

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Poetry’s Intent

“What syllable are you seeking, Vocalissimus, In the distances of sleep? Speak it.” ~Wallace Stevens, To The Roaring Wind Endeavors have a way of taking on a life of their own and since my posts have recently been leaning more towards … Continue reading

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The Bleeding Hearts

It’s springtime and my bleeding hearts need tending. I see last year’s dead stalks laced with dried pine needles – the evergreen leaves that were supposed to last forever. I pluck and tear the loathsome stalks away discarding all of … Continue reading

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The Art of Letter Writing

Letter writing is the only device for combining solitude with good company.  ~Lord Byron And none will hear the postman’s knock Without a quickening of the heart  For who can bear to feel himself forgotten? ~W.H. Auden Sir, more than … Continue reading

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Reflections on Rilke’s First Duino Elegy

“Yes, springtime needed you! The very stars, row on row, sparkled for your attention.” ~ Rainer Maria Rilke The First Duino Elegy   Hope I saw the flock of dry leaves tumbling overhead being swept away, and I did notice … Continue reading

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Rilke’s Roses

“Who, though I cry aloud, would hear me in the angel orders? And should my plea ascend, were I gathered to the glory of some incandescent heart, my own faint flame of being would fail for the glare. Beauty is … Continue reading

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