A poet considers aging

> "Life's short span forbids us to enter on far-reaching hopes." - 'Odes. Book One' Horace died #OTD [https://twitter.com/hashtag/OTD?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw] 8 BC. https://t.co/5uLbpFVpzq — Oxford Classics (@OWC_Oxford) November 27, 2019 [https://twitter.com/OWC_Oxford/status/1199681539321131008?ref_src=…

Ouch!

> ...though we sang in our (social media) chains like the sea. https://t.co/RHQ8XDyebH — Tim Carman (@timcarman) April 24, 2015 [https://twitter.com/timcarman/status/591640108064899072] Count me emphatically in the 6.7% who have read poetry in the last 12 months. And it's not just an halfhearted pass…

Aging/Diminishment

> How do we celebrate our diminishment as we age? We "reject the world as ugly." @ParkerJPalmer [https://twitter.com/parkerjpalmer] on beauty: http://t.co/qy3yc4RmYj — On Being (@Beingtweets) March 25, 2015 [https://twitter.com/Beingtweets/status/580724841755451392] The link leads to Palmer's reflection and a beautiful poem on Remrandt's…

Literary Idolatry

The New York Times writes today of the discovery of the bones of Cervantes and the hold that the burial places of famous writers have on people [http://nyti.ms/194H37t]. I'm one of those who have made a number of literary pilgrimages and hope to make a number more—…

April means Poetry Month

A. A. Knopf reminds us that Poetry Month is coming with this lovely lyric by Jane Hirshfield [http://aaknopf.tumblr.com/post/113509761963/poetry-month-is-coming-join-us-again-this-april] > Quartz Clock > The ideas of a physicist can be turned into useful objects: a rocket, a quartz clock, a microwave oven for cooking. The ideas of…

The Bagel

Who'd have thought there was poem about a bagel? How could I not notice when I'm using a bread-baking theme? By David Ignatow; given today at The Writer's Almanac [http://writersalmanac.publicradio.org/index.php?date=2014/02/23]. > I stopped to pick up the bagel rolling away in the…