Monthly Archives: March 2012

Adrienne Rich, 1929 — 2012

When Eric and I got married, as part of our vows he read an Adrienne Rich poem to me; I read one of Shakespeare’s love sonnets to him.  I loved that Eric was reading a lesbian love poem to me … Continue reading

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Perspectives on Walking

I love finding scenic places near where I live that I’ve never been before.  David and I are still walking, getting ready for that trek across England, and today we walked through Northwood State Park, crossed Old Mountain Road, and … Continue reading

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Driving to Buy Peas to Plant Haiku

Hill bumps into sky Close horizon draws its line Summer blue, spring brown.

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Early Crocuses

The crocuses are up early across the Northeast this year, the year with more or less no winter.  I saw crocuses weeks ago in New York, and now they’re here in New Hampshire. Helen’s crocuses, a carpet of spring  color … Continue reading

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The Angle of Light

How is the memory of traumatic events triggered?  I’m thinking about this again, because it’s the time of year when Eric began to feel the back pain and other symptoms that we would later learn was metastatic ocular melanoma.  I … Continue reading

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Walking, A Lot of Walking

David and I are planning to walk across England this summer with a group of friends.  We’ll be doing Wainwright’s Walk,  a coast to coast, 192 mile path in Northern England.  To get ready for two weeks of walking between … Continue reading

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Brooks and Prompts

Narrows Brook runs behind my house and I see it from the upstairs bathroom window, the kitchen sink window and the back bedroom windows.   I can hear the water hum from my deck or on summer nights through the … Continue reading

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