Tag Archives: Mary Oliver

No Lapse of Moons

Winnie-the-Pooh and Alfred, Lord Tennyson. Among a plethora of poets, these two stand out in framing what the “bear of very little brain”–and so much heart–understood as the exquisitely lacerating inseparability of love and grief once the one we love … Continue reading

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“Into a rich mash”

A hammering Nor’easter brings out autumn’s uncanny, tenacious survivors.  You cannot miss them. They spill through scrolled iron grates and poke through white picket fences, onto narrow sidewalks.  Giant bleached sunflower heads sink to the ground, bending their stalks into … Continue reading

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A Thousand Mornings (Weekly Photo Challenge: Humanity)

Two seasons after her father died, one of our daughters took this soothing, solemn picture at dawn on the other side of the globe.  Banaras, also known as Varanasi, is one of humanity’s oldest living cities.  It rises from the … Continue reading

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Earthly Illusions and Blackwater Woods

One can learn many things from those who channel non-earthlings. One of my daughters recently finished a school-specific rite of passage that involves writing a Senior Meditation.   I know little of this ritual.  I do know that our puppy … Continue reading

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