Year: 2018

  • Tiny Snowflakes

    Tiny snowflakes Light as the air Fall through the gloom Scratching and biting Scaring birds off their branches Surrounding trees and Building on brick and metal and shingle and grass Dancing with the slightest breeze Inspired by silent music Energized by lack of sunlight Impervious to reason Ready to cover the globe with tiny specks […]

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  • Pale as a Lily

        Abraham Lincoln had one of those faces, like yours That, once seen, cannot be forgotten I was sitting in the dark Between the two most significant women in my life When a face came on the screen Reminding me of yours Pale as a lily With large expressive eyes that could barely hold […]

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  • Henry James, Student of Humanity

    “Mr. Henry James is the historian of fine consciences.” Joseph Conrad No writer ever inhabited the minds of his characters with more depth than Henry James. He possessed a unique ability to explore a character’s shortcomings with as much insight as he might with another’s dignity: What they amounted to was an exquisite taunt of […]

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  • Henry James, Student of Nature

    “Try to be one of the people on whom nothing is lost.” Henry James I recently finished The Princess Casamassima by Henry James and wanted to write a post about his style of writing but soon realized it would take at least two – one on his powers of observation and the other on his […]

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