Monthly Archives: September 2017

Sept 20 – Gerard Manley Hopkins, sj — a place for sorrow in life

Wednesday, September 20 “it is the blight man was born for it is Margaret you mourn for” Several days ago a close friend told me that Hopkins’ “Spring and Fall,” when she read it, whispered deep down in her imagination. … Continue reading

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Sept 18 – Debra Spencer — two moments while holding the baby

Monday,  September 18 “I longed for sleep but couldn’t bear his crying so bore him back and forth until the sun rose and he slept.” Debra Spencer knocked on the door of my imagination this morning, asking “are these words enough … Continue reading

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Sept 13 – Detroit Homecoming

Wednesday,  September 13, 1017   “Flocking back to the D: Detroit Homecoming 2017” Is this the third or the fourth Detroit Homecoming?   3 high-profile days when former Detroiter’s, now successful and resourceful, are invited back for a three day pitch … Continue reading

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Sept 11 – Carl Sandburg working the law, aiming for justice

Monday, September 11, 2017  “speaking in a soft voice, speaking in a voice slightly colored with bitter wrongs mingled with monumental patience” This past week, while Attorney General Sessions announced the rescinding of the DACA window out of fear for … Continue reading

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sept 8 – Denise Levertov “In Love”

Friday,  September 8  —  Connie de Biase, a day after her birthday 7 months after we buried her I found myself writing a paragraph contemplation of Connie on her first birthday since leaving us. Connie in our 4 decades of kinship … Continue reading

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Sept 6 — attacks on DACA

Aug 21 Dunya Mikhail – a poet, a historian, a voice I stray today from an editorial principle, “do not re-post the same poet/poem too soon.”  But here I am re-posting Dunya Mikhail’s “My Grandmother’s Grave” (August 21 and now … Continue reading

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Sept 1 — W. H. Auden “September 1, 1939” anonymous guest editor

Friday September 1, 2017 A long time soul friend and fellow lover of poetry, emailed me two days ago – a poem by W H Auden, much loved by both of us over the years.  S/he wrote: “This poem of … Continue reading

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