Monthly Archives: August 2017

Unpainted Door

When I first started this walk years ago, it was clear to some people I was much poorer than I needed to be to finish. I sat outside my house in the evenings after dinner, and didn’t yet know I … Continue reading

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The Catcher In The Rye

J.D. Salinger was an excellent cartoonist — between classes he’d hastily scribble notes and drawings with his friends on paper he folded into god’s eyes summer camp puppet kites. He’d unfold one eye, and a word would appear in the … Continue reading

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Sonnet

The Window The wheelbarrow, the lawn mower, the sound of poplar trees, leaves whitening before rain, rooks, brooms knocking, dresses rustling, whitening before rain. All these were part of the morning as I woke. Each one had a private code, … Continue reading

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The Illustrated Book Of American Children’s Poems

              Poetry for children began with American children’s songs, and moved on to a rhymed Alphabet. Many children’s magazines continue with verses required for recitation, laughter, or sleepiness at bedtime. When we leave school, … Continue reading

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Opera Music

        Opera music is an old kind of music. It started more than 300 years ago. It is music that is used with a play. People sing the music, they act out the parts. They do not … Continue reading

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Poetry Journal, August 26, 2017

The Secret Two girls discover the secret of life in a sudden line of poetry. I who don’t know the secret wrote the line. They told me (through a third person) they had found it but not what it was … Continue reading

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The Difference Between Drawing And Painting

Images are our mind’s life, and they change.

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