Monthly Archives: March 2016

Wednesday March 30

Wednesday late evening, a poem to close a busy day I was working late last night (a talk in a small town called Tecumseh c. 65 miles from home in Detroit), then a friend whom I drove home.  Up early … Continue reading

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Monday – consider this morning as part of Friday’s post please

Monday March 28  — A Review of the Work Day/Hard Time poetry list Pre-note 1: I didn’t write Friday’s post thinking of it as a bridge blending Good Friday’s attention to violence and Easter’s attention to rebirth, but it turned … Continue reading

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March 25 Good Friday “we encourage each other to go on and recover our joy On the journey.”

Friday, March 25  – “I know there is something larger than the memory of a dispossessed people.” For the Christian faith tradition, Easter does not erase Good Friday.  In 1927 Cecil B DeMille closed his nearly all black and white silent film … Continue reading

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March 23 — learning to weep

Wednesday, March 23   —  ” I have concluded that since it is beyond our comprehension, Jesus came not to explain suffering but to weep with us and to suffer with us.”  Francis I found this post in last year’s poetry blog,  April 3, … Continue reading

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March 21 – Holy Week 2016

March 21-  “some momentary awareness comes  .  .  .  .  As an unexpected visitor.” For people who live the Catholic faith tradition, Holy Week can take a lot of living up to.  Such depths of intimate closeness, in Jesus human … Continue reading

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March 16 -> “Immigrant”

Wednesday March 16 – “her real name was  – – – – >  Silvia:  S-i-l-v-i-a” Many poems are brief, offering layers of experience waiting to be noticed on 2nd or 3rd reading.  I found this poem during my first look at … Continue reading

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March 14 – women, veterans, homeless

Monday, March 14  –  “This is not the time to chastise.” Through most of March, UDM’s Theatre Company is partnering with The Matrix Theatre Company to produce Robin Bradford’s play, Low Hanging Fruit.  Yesterday, I went with two friends: an unflinching … Continue reading

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March 9 “You can’t order a poem like you order a taco.”

Wed of Spring Break,  March 9  “poems hide. In the bottoms of our shoes, they are sleeping.” Last night I sent friend who lives in San Francisco a NYT piece “In San Francisco and Rooting for a Tech Comeuppance” and asked … Continue reading

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Spring Break – March 7 — “59º this afternoon”

Monday, March 7  —   “There lives the dearest freshness deep down things” When students disembark for a week, their campus breathes in a more relaxed fashion;  lots of employees can turn from work-day jobs to their pile of longer … Continue reading

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March 4 – “nobody, not even the rain, has such small hands”

Friday March 4  –   “(i do not know what it is about you . . . .)” One of the deep satisfactions about writing this Work Day/Hard Times poetry list comes from the variety of strong poems waiting to surprise … Continue reading

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