Archive for May, 2011

Monday, May 23rd, 2011

portrait of a semi-urban childhood

last week was all eulogies and elegies with a literary weekend to boot. a whirl. now, i am spun out…a top fallen over. i want to hide in the corner awhile, collect dust. but it is a holiday. children home. beds to strip, laundry to hang. walks to take, with two little bikes. one without […]

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Monday, May 16th, 2011

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And death shall have no dominion. No more may gulls cry at their ears Or waves break loud on the seashores; Where blew a flower may a flower no more Lift its head to the blows of the rain; Though they be mad and dead as nails, Heads of the characters hammer through daisies; Break […]

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Monday, May 9th, 2011

the rhizome

there is no photo for this story. you make your own picture: your hands in the dirt. where are you? what do you see? what spreads out from the frame to ground you in a particular place and time? this story is a knot, a tangle of earth and weeds and ashes and roots. a […]

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Monday, May 2nd, 2011

those are pearls that were his eyes

skipping stones, a photo by o&poecormier on Flickr. Those are pearls that were his eyes: Nothing of him that doth fade But doth suffer a sea-change Into something rich and strange. – Shakespeare, ‘The Tempest’ just before sunset on the last day of April, the day the lobster traps go out. this is Dave’s beach, […]

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