Monthly Archives: March 2015

March 30 – Susan Rooke, another new poet

Monday, March 30  “Then you relax your hand, and all the skin relaxes, letting go the taut shine of youth . . . “ March30 — the second last day of March which, the saying goes, “comes in like a … Continue reading

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March 27 – “Lent,” in Anglo-Saxon, means “Spring”

Friday, March 27 – “There lives the dearest freshness deep down things” “In the late Middle Ages, as sermons began to be given in the vernacular instead of Latin, the English word lent was adopted. This word initially simply meant spring (as in the German language Lenz and Dutch lente) and derives from … Continue reading

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March 25 — Denise Levertov “Problems . . . jostle for my attention”

Wednesday, March 25 – “Winds peak c. 23 mph about 3:00 pm, after spring rain, then a passing smile of sun,” so says Weather.com Weather.com says this Wednesday is getting ready to be a classic spring day:  a system change passing … Continue reading

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March 23 – Al Zolynas “‘Nevermind,’ I want to cry out. ‘It doesn’t matter about fragments. Finding them or not'”

Monday March 23  —  “ . . . a sudden, sweet, almost painful love for my students.” On Monday mornings, I often begin looking for a post in “A Year of Being Here” which hits my inbox on Saturdays with a handful of … Continue reading

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March 20 — The First Day of Spring

Friday,  March 20  —  “landed backwards!” Spring does not promise an endless parade of sun drenched 72º days with puff-ball clouds and light breezes to stir new flowers.  A good thing it doesn’t promise all of that because spring never … Continue reading

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March 18 Tagore: “the bliss of the touch of the one in the play of the many”

Wednesday March 18           The task of beauty Pretty classy day’s weather it looks like.  High pressure, winds about of the West Northwest, zero pollen predicted, lots of spring songbirds.  Counter-intuitive beauty. “Counter-Intuitive”:  I happened to hear four adult stories of … Continue reading

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March 16 – Saying “Yes”

Monday  March 16  –  “. . .  did Yes get born right then and did you weep? Paying attention has a lot to do with noticing which places in my world invite me to stop and wait for mutuality.  Which … Continue reading

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March 13 Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera at the DIA

Friday March 13 “Next time I’ll move like cautious sunlight, open the door by fractions, eavesdrop peacefully.”                            Denise Leverov In these few days at the end of mid-week March, the Detroit Institute of Arts opens its exhibit, “Diego Rivera/Frida … Continue reading

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March 11 – Joy Harjo “Perhaps the World Ends Here”

Wednesday March 11 “Our dreams drink coffee with us” Sometimes I get so busy that being behind on tasks distracts me from beauty.  That’s a shame. Such a week this is proving to be.  One of the Jesuits I live with … Continue reading

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March 9 – “In Detroit We’ve Got Hate on the Run”

Monday March 9 – this post was mostly written Sunday morning around 9:30 while reading the Sunday papers. On Saturday, I learned that Rochelle Riley will speak on campus at 7:00 pm on Thursday, March 12 (hosted by UDM’s African … Continue reading

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