Category Archives: Poetry

That’s The Way The World Goes Round

  Virgil Would’ve Dug John Prine I sit behind this bar of Oriental design listening to clever lyrics of John Prine about a guy with muscles in his head that had never been used. Rather than practice law, Virgil instead … Continue reading

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Carnival Evening

Ekphrastic Poetry – A poet’s reaction to a work of art. Through the imaginative process the poet reflects on a painting or sculpture and narrates, free to amplify and expand its meaning. From the InsideOut Lansdowne Poetry Walk hosted by the … Continue reading

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Epitome

“You never slow down, you never grow old.” – Tom Petty, from Mary Jane’s Last Dance Tom Petty October 20, 1950 – October 2, 2017

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Feast – A Tribute to W.S. Merwin

“When a poem is really finished, you can’t change anything. You can’t move words around. You can’t say, ‘In other words, you mean.’ No, that’s not it. There are no other words in which you mean it. This is it.” … Continue reading

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Hiking on Two Feet

About forty miles from the Maryland state border in Pine Grove Furnace, PA sits a stone building built more than two hundred years ago as a grist mill that now houses the Appalachian Trail Museum. The museum is near the … Continue reading

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Naked-eye Eclipse at Militia Hill

“Heroes are not giant statues framed against a red sky. They are people who say: This is my community, and it is my responsibility to make it better.” – Studs Terkel Going to watch the first total solar eclipse in … Continue reading

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Tolerance

“A nation should not be judged by how it treats its highest citizens, but it’s lowest.” – Nelson Mandela “If 40 million people say a foolish thing it does not become a wise one.” – W. Somerset Maugham ~ What … Continue reading

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