The presidential election has been decided and I can hardly bear to speak the name of the person who emerged as the victor. The soaring elation I felt as I walked into the voting booth with my daughter and watched her push the button that recorded our vote for the first woman to run for … Continue reading Calm
I'm happy to announce that the wonderful Seven Kitchens Press has launched my poetry chapbook, In This Dream of My Father, and it's available for order now at their website. I have been a fan of the work Ron Mohring does for many years, so it's a special thrill to be featured in his … Continue reading In This Dream of My Father Now Available!
Few things make me happier than food and poetry, so every Monday, I will strive to post something that brings those things together! The Saffron The saffron of virtue and contentment Is dissolved in the water-gun of love and affection. Pink and red clouds of emotion are flying about, Limitless colours raining down. All the … Continue reading The Weekly Ode: Saffron
Few things make me happier than food and poetry, so every Monday, I will strive to post something that brings those things together! Especially When The October Wind --Dylan Thomas (1914 - 1953) Especially when the October wind With frosty fingers punishes my hair, Caught by the crabbing sun I walk on fire And … Continue reading The Weekly Ode: Turnips
My former student, Brielle, wants me to make Turnips. I was walking by them yesterday getting some kale, which I love, but I got thinking turnips- what? My mom never ever prepared those for me. Are they even nutritious? Turnips. See how she's book-ending her comment with the name of the ingredient for emphasis? See … Continue reading The Blue Mixing Bowl of Happiness & Possibility Says….
Few things make me happier than food and poetry, so every Monday, I will strive to post something that brings those things together! Buying Leeks Buying leeks and walking home under the bare trees. --Yosa Buson (1716-1784 Osaka/Japan) --translated by Robert Hass
Few things make me happier than food and poetry, so every Monday, I will strive to post something that brings those things together! Attack of the Squash People by Marge Piercy And thus the people every year in the valley of humid July did sacrifice themselves to the long green phallic god and eat and … Continue reading The Weekly Ode: Zucchini
It's been more than a year since my last post, and now we are deep into Autumn, the landscape having changed from greens to golds to mud brown, the temperature steadily dropping. The outdoor cats are coming in and seeking out laps and baseboard heaters. I think of November as a turning month--the hinge between … Continue reading Turning & Returning