What would Emily do?

A retirement poem? Or for Americans more generally?   After Dickinson wrote two thousand poems and that didn’t quite work – Though, yes, it worked spectacularly for readers born after she died – After she had baked so many loaves… Read More ›

Just like that

Just like that The holidays were over, tourists gone And the café’s lone writer Who had been taking up valuable space Was again an old friend And for his generous tips insufficient Was now warmly thanked, Even blessed.   2… Read More ›

On Lying

I know a young person who, like a lot of people, has learned from experience with his parents and at school that lying, frequently, routinely, works for him. It helps him to lead the kind of life he would like… Read More ›