Category Archives: Poetry

A Short Flight in a Small Room


The U.S. Postal Service has slowed the delivery of mail, and we’re all heaving to wait a little longer for things we wish for, including Monday’s Poem of the Week. I hope you have not given up checking this site, … Continue reading

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Antidotes to Fear of Death


The show must go on, but for circumstances beyond one’s control, it sometimes starts late. For those of you who care, this work should have appeared on this site on Monday, but obviously, it’s only making an appearance now. Mea … 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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For Warmth


There are people in the world who touch the lives of many, making others better by being who they are, what they have done and written, and what they have inspired. The great Vietnamese monk, Thich Nhat Hanh, who recently … Continue reading

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Phraseonomics


This Monday’s Poem of the week comes again from my brilliant friend Dave, whose blog site, Phrenolopis.com, is filled with goodies, in addition to his poetry. Enjoy! This was all triggered by something I read in an article recently, to … Continue reading

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Let Them Not Say


It’s Monday morning, so time for another poem. My gratitude to Maria Popova, who’s blog reminded me of the following poem from one of my favorite writers. Hope you enjoy her, as well. LET THEM NOT SAYby Jane Hirshfield Let … Continue reading

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Sand Dune


I’ve been reading about consciousness and identity, and how we all eventually become stardust, from which new stuff is made. I’m grateful to my friend Dave who addressed this issue, and allowed me to post it for this Monday’s Poem … Continue reading

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The China Painters


Welcome back from the weekend to another Monday’s Poem of the Week by one of my favorite Midwest poets. My mother helped me appreciate the history and beauty of fine china, and this poem brings back some of those memories. … Continue reading

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In Front of My Prospective Grave


The calendar has turned to another year, and ready or not, 2022 is already here. Monday’s Poem of the Week seeks your indulgence, as I travel down memory lane. This poem was written over fifty years ago, and as poetry … Continue reading

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A Poem Of Hope


This is the last Monday’s Poem of the Week for the year 2021. For many, it has been a difficult and challenging time. I thought it would be appropriate to offer you a poem of hope from a writer best … Continue reading

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