Monthly Archives: October 2018

October 31 – remembering the dead & the eve of All Saints

originally posted January 23, 2017 Perhaps this Denise Levertov poem came to mind because I flew into JFK Saturday, braved Long Island’s expressways with their too tight turns matched by slightly-too-narrow lanes, to spend time with a lifelong soul friend, … Continue reading

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Oct 22 Hurrahing in the Harvest – – G M Hopkins, sj

Monday, October 23 — “ Summer ends now, now barbarous in beauty the stooks arise around” Today, in southeast Michigan, the sun rises at 7:53 and sets at 6:39: each day a little shorter and the sun a little lower … Continue reading

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Oct 19 — two long marriages with October anniversaries — a Denise Levertov poem

Friday, October 19  –  “. . . not because mind and memory falter, but . . . ” Mid October, a chilly, breath-taking weekend across the whole city at the end of this work week.  Along with emerging autumn colors and … Continue reading

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Oct 12 – Denise Levertov “Prayer for Revolutionary Love”

rape & revolutionary love Posted on October 23, 2013 by Friday, October 12  “That we endure absence, if need be, without losing our love for each other. without closing our doors to the unknown.” A recent grad called me last night  (i.e., … Continue reading

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Oct 5 – John Keats — 31 October 1795 – 23 February 1821 “To Autumn”

Friday 5, 2018     “Seasons of mists and mellow fruitfulness” One of the list’s readers last year about this time responded to an all-time favorite autumn poem from Gerard Manley Hopkins – – who pretty regularly knocks me flat with … Continue reading

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Oct 1 – Mary Oliver returns

Monday Oct 1, 2018  — Mary Oliver “there was a new voice which you slowly recognized as your own,” 1st  Posted on October 6, 2017 by mission-and-identity “One day you finally knew what you had to do, and began, though the voices around … Continue reading

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