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The Great Cathedral

In a cave under a waterfall I recall the poem that begins: “In the immense cathedral of the holy earth, Whose arches are the heavens and the great vault above Groined with its myriad stars — what miracles of birth, … Continue reading

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Forever With Child

Audre Lorde is one of my heroes . She wrote a couple of my favorite poems. One of them is on my mind today because of my friend who became a mother today: Now That I’m Forever With Child   “How the … Continue reading

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Little Girl, Fluffy Hair

I saw you come in with your grandmother in a wheelchair. It wasn’t the first time I saw you, she was berating you again… I felt jumpy and scared just listening to it, I tried to get close to you, … Continue reading

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Lawrence Ferlinghetti: The World is a Beautiful Place

The world is a beautiful place to be born into if you don’t mind happiness not always being so very much fun if you don’t mind a touch of hell now and then just when everything is fine because even … Continue reading

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