The Pardon

    The game was over. The Baltimore Orioles had won 5 to 3 over Detroit, and there I was, standing with my husband and some other fans by the wide double doors of Tiger Stadium where we were told … Continue reading

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jae Meditation

~ [ relax completely ] [ think the words ] [ each completes a slow breath: ] Empty Natural Empty Natural Supple as a babe As subtly direct Still In acceptance of the case Tongue to the roof of the … Continue reading

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They Don’t Complain ..

~ ~ Or, Lost Lagoon, at Christmastime: The Christmas tree made out of the fountain is a shabby decoration and quite out of place with its glitter and gleaming lights At sundown, before supper, one of the days it did … Continue reading

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Knowing My Son

This is a poem by my daughter Sarah, published last week in ‘The Antigonish Review’ To read other poems by Sarah, check with the July, 2013 archive I think I might not know my son.           … Continue reading

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How To Make A Smoke Ring

My year at the Faculty did not begin well. It was in the second week of the term when the signs appeared on the glass of the front door, the walls of the cafeteria, and what was once the little … Continue reading

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I’ve never done this sort of thing before

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poem done in 1975; now nailed to kitchen cabinet door with scotch tape on four flimsy sides

Humility To reflect the universe Passively, Perfectly A mirroring My mirroring Mine   ~~

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LCBO ..

To the counter, with Carlo Rossi Rose 1.5L and Cariboo six pack Honey Lager `debit’ says I to the clerk. Oops. `thrust it in too soon’ I say to clerk, and he and all the lineups laugh loudly `Story of … Continue reading

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Royal Roads

The one hundred and twenty five year Old and now quite varnished Man Has decided that BIRDS should have populated his planet Peacefully, and met up with the other Intelligences in our Universe So, except during the hours when he … Continue reading

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Revision: Jimmy The Man-Child

  This is a revision of an old blog, printed today for Remembrance Day.  S.R. My maternal Grandmother, Mary Michaela O’Loughlin, gave birth to two families during the first quarter of the last century. There were five children in the … Continue reading

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