love, poetry

screw you, chaucer (and other valentine sentiments)

Happy Valentine's Day, kids. Here are some lovely poems you can read, in the event you're trying to impress someone today with your appreciation of fine, fine literature: Edna St. Vincent Millay's "Love is Not All" e.e. cummings' "i like my body" Anne Sexton's "The Kiss" (this one in several languages!) Carol Ann Duffy's "Valentine"… Continue reading screw you, chaucer (and other valentine sentiments)

friends, month of letters

the world is too much with us: a meditation on vulnerability

Today is February 3. It is Day 3 of the Month of Letters challenge; so far, I am meeting the challenge, with postings to friends in Minnesota, Texas and Northern New Jersey. This weekend, I will spend at least an hour organizing mailings for the coming week. Today's letter is written to a dear friend… Continue reading the world is too much with us: a meditation on vulnerability