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You Must Change Your Life

“I Have Decided” by Mary Oliver I have decided to find myself a home in the mountains, somewhere high up where one learns to live peacefully in the cold and the silence. It’s said that in such a place certain … Continue reading

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A Good End-of-November Poem

“The Thrush” by Edward Thomas When Winter’s ahead, What can you read in November That you read in April When Winter’s dead? I hear the thrush, and I see Him alone at the end of the lane Near the bare … Continue reading

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A Happy Poem on a Stormy Day

Here’s a love poem that I could have written when I adopted my cats in 1997. “The Orange” by Wendy Cope At lunchtime I bought a huge orange– The size of it made us all laugh. I peeled it and … Continue reading

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A Springtime (?) Poem

Today was only about our third warm day in Minnesota for the season, so I took advantage of it by doing some spring cleaning out in the garden. Mostly I raked out old leaves that blew in last fall and … Continue reading

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Springtime Hurrah

It’s too stormy and rainy here to take photos of my own garden which is becoming slightly green in late April, and I’m not a poet, so I am borrowing a photo and a poem for today’s post. It’s probably … Continue reading

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An Old Poem

“Western Wind” (a fragment of medieval English poetry) Western wind, when wilt thou blow, The small rain down can rain? Christ, if my love were in my arms, And I in my bed again!  

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“Thinking for Berky” by William Stafford

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted anything, so for my first post of my favorite season, I’m diving in with a great splash of a poem. “Thinking for Berky” by William Stafford In the late night listening from bed I have joined the … Continue reading

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A New Year’s Poem

“To the New Year” by W. S. Merwin With what stillness at last you appear in the valley your first sunlight reaching down to touch the tips of a few high leaves that do not stir as though they had … Continue reading

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“little tree” by e.e. cummings

I think this poem has been popularized as a children’s book because it’s so beautiful being read aloud. Give it a try. “little tree” by e.e. cummings little tree little silent Christmas tree you are so little you are more … Continue reading

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“Happiness” by Jane Kenyon

“Happiness” by Jane Kenyon There’s just no accounting for happiness, or the way it turns up like a prodigal who comes back to the dust at your feet having squandered a fortune far away. And how can you not forgive? … Continue reading

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