The Inauguration Poem 2009

I have wanted for some days to write a few of many thoughts about the inauguration poem, “Praise Song for the Day,” by Elizabeth Alexander; but I have been busy with life here in Cyprus. My definition of poetry is “the distillation of  language.” Robert Frost said, “A poem should begin in delight and end in wisdom.” Michael…

Why I Love Billy

  “But tonight, the lion of contentment has placed a warm heavy paw on my chest…”  This is why I love Billy Collins…  

100 Simple Things (just the first ten)

“Sunset at Sea” by Monet 1) I love art and get lost in it, could study one great piece for hours. The best art is metaphorical like this piece by Monet. What metaphor do you see in this? 2) I don’t like peas or lima beans. I stuffed them in my pockets as a kid, so…

Books I Love

David Holland’s post yesterday inspired me. He wrote about some of the books that had changed his life and why. It made me think about some of my personal favorites, and I wanted to share them. Forgive me, David, if you’re reading this; but I am using your idea for my post today. I hope…