Marie Posnot’s “One is One”

I first shared this back in 2012 during National Poetry Month. I was on my way to NYC to see some of the most beautiful people in the world. So, I shared a poem I love by a native New Yorker. She passed away yesterday, a marvelous poet and teacher who graced this earth for…

Thursday Love Poem, Valentine’s Edition: Embarrassing Old Videos

Already it’s time again for a Thursday Love Poem. It’s a weird and slightly random feature—I don’t do it every Thursday. Generally, the TLPs are a little off from what you might normally consider a love poem, so if we’re going to be puritans about it, not all of the following poems quite fit the…

Music Monday with my BF and Frosty!

Happy New Year, everyone! My sweetheart has been between keyboards for the last ten days, the keyboard on his computer and the keyboard on his . . . um, well, keyboard! It was brought to my attention that among the 12 days of Christmas, Christmas itself is only day #1 because the whole shebang doesn’t…

William Carlos Williams, Poet of the Week

The Monkey hatched a plan for National Poetry Month. He and I would pick four poets, one for each week, and record some poems by each. In years past, I have recorded a poem each day. The first year, in 2012, all of them were on YouTube. This took far more time than I had…

Saturday Songs of Hope

Lots of changes coming to the blog, starting next week, including podcast plans. Meanwhile, between Brexit woes and the dangerous situation that is American politics right now, I thought we could use two Saturday Songs this week. A double-shot reminder that we should hug someone at least once a day because we’re all in this together. Related…

There Is Wind, There Are Matches, by Gerald Stern

Embed from Getty Images The last few weeks in the news have been . . . Well, honestly, I don’t think I have words for them yet, and so I have retreated this weekend into poems, and into handling such delayed tasks as (finally) working out the settings between the microphone and the new laptop,…