Monthly Archives: August 2018

August 15 – “The Discovery of Sex” Debra Spencer

Wednesday, August 15 “Our parents look on in disbelief as we pioneer delights they thought only they knew before those delights gave them us.” Perhaps I like this Debra Spencer poem the way I like several other of her poems. … Continue reading

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Monday August 13 – My brother Bill turns 82 today

Monday, August 13  –  “  . . .  How big is my heart, I wonder?” I’d looked at two or three poems before this one ran into me.  Bam!  So precise, so demanding.    At times, when looking for a … Continue reading

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August 10 Rutabaga, a poem for August

Friday, August 10  “Though your seeds are tiny you grow with fierce will” My sibs and are going to take advantage of what looks to be a rain-free day and check out the many ways the city interacts with the … Continue reading

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“If Grand River Were a River”

Wednesday, August 8  “If Grand River were a river, I would walk along its banks From village to village, If Grand River were a river, Children could dance at water’s edge, Dances of freedom.” With thanks to Rosemary, here is … Continue reading

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August 6 – Jamaal May “there are birds here”

Monday, August 6 –   “And no his neighborhood is not like a war zone” We, who live and work in Detroit, 8 Mile Road down to the River, we  live with many perceptions of Detroit.  Jamaal May’s “There are Birds … Continue reading

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August 2 – Work Day in a Hard Time poetry list begins its 10 month year of regular poems

Thursday,  August 2, 2018 —  “then it is that the miracle walks in, on his swift feet . . .” Is it harder to stand still in a place of grief or a place of joy?   A year ago … Continue reading

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