Monthly Archives: May 2018

Summer break for the Work Day/Hard Time List

Thursday, May 31 Much of this May I have been learning how to prepare for hip surgery (on June 20); learning again since this Beaumont Hospital surgical team already replaced my left hip early in 2008.   This year that … Continue reading

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May 23 – William Carlos Williams – a surprise close connection across decades

Wednesday May 23 “It turns out that Williams, despite fragile health in his later years, mentored younger poets at his home. One of them was Denise Levertov, a favorite of yours.” I met “George” (sun glasses . . .  the note just below) … Continue reading

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May 14 — Commencement Week just ended

Monday May 14 — “A silence in which another voice may speak”   Mary Oliver {a memory from 2014’s ceremonies}:   “In Dentistry many graduates are hooded by one or two or three of their kin who are already dentists; In Law … Continue reading

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May 9 — Howard Gray died

Wednesday May 9   “it is more important to be grateful for your love . . . ” Howard Gray’s unexpected death stunned many people.  Mutual friends wrote me and we reminded one another of the wisdom and kindness he brought … Continue reading

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Commencement week – a shout out for graduates, families, and mentors

Monday, May 7  — Gerard Manly Hopkins, sj  —  beauty & courage This week the university holds three commencements.  Graduates,  families and friends infuse fresh wonder and pride into these ancient rituals of achievement.  Moms and dads, relatives and friends … Continue reading

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May 4 – about early spring up North + a news note about hip surgery

Friday,  May 4  –  “I watch the spring come slow-ly” Traveling north-south, south-north during season changing time lets trees and ground plants show their stuff to visitors.  Readers from where I live in Detroit will recognize in the poem how … Continue reading

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May 2 – Denise Levertov – Agnus Dei

May’s 1st Wednesday   “What terror lies concealed in strangest words, O lamb of God that taketh away the Sins of the World” Once again, as so often now 4 years deep in poetry posts and c. 2500 readers strong, … Continue reading

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