“Poetry for me is not work but pleasure, not a career but a second life—a play within a play.”- Peter Davison
I will be ninety-five
I will be ninety-five and I will play my violin in the shade of a tree I will play from memory for you, for the people for being under a tree I will be ninety-five leathery, hunched, but alive this is my pension plan: know me as the violin man My violin will be three ...
Reading: Eating Poetry by Mark Strand
This poem by prominent American poet Mark Strand (1934-2014) was just delicious in its simplicity. I quote from the website of
January 31. Life as Literature.
Birthday of Beatrix, the Dutch queen. Felt even more connected to my native country. I woke up at nine, and was taken care of again. I'm so grateful. We went to the village with the new dog that day. The new dog can't be together with the old one yet, since they're not used to ...