Category Archives: Love

Wise Circumstances


It’s Monday, so time for another Poem of the Week. This past weekend I traveled down memory lane, looking through boxes of old photos and papers, seeking a gift for a long-time colleague having a landmark birthday. It was here … Continue reading

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Broca’s Aphasia


This Monday’s Poem of the Week addresses one of the aftermaths of stroke, while at the same time focusing on one of the most essential aspects of life. May we be spared this scourge, but not never forget to include … Continue reading

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I Will Leave You One Day


This Monday’s Poem of the Week is dedicated to Valerie, a dear friend who lost her soul mate after fifty two years. It’s a tragedy we all must deal with as survivors of loss sooner or later in life.  I … Continue reading

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Playing Word Games


There is little in life so devastating as watching someone you love descend into the abyss of Alzheimer’s disease. Sadly, too many of us have seen a parent, a spouse, or a friend journey down this dark road. This Monday’s … Continue reading

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Open Heart


As a student, seeing my first heart surgery was a profound experience. This Monday’s Poem of the Week does a remarkable job of capturing the mystery and the magic of this remarkable organ on which we all critically depend. Open … Continue reading

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The More Loving One


Welcome to Monday’s Poem of the Week. I confess, I was never a huge Auden fan, but this poem speaks to the state of my mind today. See if it says anything to yours. Be well. THE MORE LOVING ONEby … Continue reading

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How to Say Goodbye


Monday’s Poem of the Week addresses a theme that recently has been to familiar for many of us. I like it because it does so with elegance and hope. Wishing we all can do the same. How to Say Goodbye … Continue reading

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Dandelion Seed


It seems inevitable in certain demographics that news of loss and major illness amongst those who are close to us erodes the confidence we have in our own futures, creating reminders that we all live under the sword of Damocles. … Continue reading

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The True Love


My apologies for the late posting of Monday’s Poem of the Week. I’ve been out of town, and just returned to celebrate this Valentine’s Day. This poem seems most appropriate for the occasion. Be well. THE TRUELOVEby David Whyte There … Continue reading

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Taxonomy of the Oaks


Here is another Monday’s Poem of the Week, dealing with the always complicated subject of father/son relationships viewed through the lens of the natural world. No one ever gets it quite right; all we can do is strive to do … Continue reading

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