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“I Dreamed That I Was Old” by Stanley Kunitz

Well, I’ve been fortunate enough to have another birthday. It was such a beautiful day that I largely avoided the painful introspection that usually accompanies birthdays. Then that night, I checked my email, and read the daily poem I get in my … Continue reading

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Poem for a Good Day

“Summons” by Robert Francis Keep me from going to sleep too soon Or if I go to sleep too soon Come wake me up. Come any hour Of night. Come whistling up the road. Stomp on the porch. Bang on … Continue reading

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One Foot in the Jungle

I ran across this poem by Jorge Luis Borges, and it helps explain a bit of why I like cats so much—because they’re half wild, because they seem to remember things they can’t express, and because they seem to know … Continue reading

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An Old Favorite

I ran across this poem today, an old favorite by Alexander Pushkin: I loved you; even now I may confess,    Some embers of my love their fire retain; But do not let it cause you more distress,    I … Continue reading

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Just a Sad Poem, That’s All

“I Thought of You” I thought of you and how you love this beauty, And walking up the long beach all alone I heard the waves breaking in measured thunder As you and I once heard their monotone. Around me … Continue reading

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Horses, again

Since I’ve got horses on my mind, and poetry, and Minnesota, here’s another poem, too–“A Blessing” by James Wright. My brother recently emailed me this poem, and I was glad to get it  because it had been a few years … Continue reading

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Gentlest of Skeptics, Sleepiest of Friends

Yes, I’ll willingly bite on the “No Cats on the Internet Day” buzz. My cats would be embarrassed if they knew how often I brag about them to people. They’re unimpressed with recognition, glowing praise, getting their photos taken, and being … Continue reading

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