A New Reading List

Been reading a bit more lately. Crashed through The Vintage Book of Contemporary American Poetry. (Somebody left it in the freebies pile in the lobby of our last apartment in Boston. Ah, Boston -- I miss its bookishness.) Also have ...read more

"Fame is a bee" by Emily Dickinson

Tried and failed: in short, my literary life. But many things that are finished endure, myself included. When I was seventeen I played guitar in a band and after a show late at night walking back to my car I ...read more

My Tippet — only Tulle —

My Tippet — only Tulle — That's a line from Emily Dickinson's poem, "Because I could not stop for death". It's a weird moment. The meter seems to slow way down. For a modern reader, who probably doesn't know the meaning of ...read more