Posts Tagged "Wordsworth"

My Wobbly Bicycle, 33

Posted by on Jul 17, 2013 in Archive | 14 comments

My Wobbly Bicycle, 33

This month is my “baby” sister (14 years younger) Michelle’s time at the lake (she owns 1/3 of the cottage, I own 2/3). She said that since she wasn’t able to visit when I was having chemo and radiation, she wanted to give me a lake-spa weekend.  She’s new to yoga this year, passionate about it, learning moves and practicing the techniques of “healing yoga” for herself. I had a session every day on the upstairs screened-in porch, waves lapping below, incense burning, woo-woo music on Pandora, and a little sister who loves me. If anything can cure a body, that ought to. Touch...

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Quotes I’ve Saved and Why–#1

Posted by on Feb 7, 2012 in Archive | 4 comments

Quotes I’ve Saved and Why–#1

C.D. Wright: “Poetry is language that sounds better and means more.”   [This is first in a series in which I take some quotes I’ve collected over time and try to figure out why I saved them.]    What is meant by “sounds better” has been exhaustively examined by every Introduction to Poetry book ever written, plus a passel of poets like C.D. Wright. Here is the beginning of one of Wright’s poems, “Why Ralph Refuses to Dance”: He would have to put out his smoke. At this time of year the snakes are slow and sorry-acting His ice would melt. He’d lose his seat. you...

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