Wednesday, December 27, 2017

There's no place like Hannibal

So fun to see the lovely places my artwork lives on after it leaves me.  Somehow it often ends up exactly where it is meant to be :)  Thanks Happy Family Janice & Joakim plus 2!!  


Thursday, December 21, 2017

Lines Written in the Days of Growing Darkness
Every year we have been
witness to it: how the
world descends
into a rich mash, in order that
it may resume.
And therefore
who would cry out
to the petals on the ground
to stay,
knowing, as we must,
how the vivacity of what was is married
to the vitality of what will be?
I don’t say
it’s easy, but
what else will do
if the love one claims to have for the world
be true?
So let us go on
though the sun be swinging east,
and the ponds be cold and black,
and the sweets of the year be doomed.
 MARY OLIVER, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and author, most recently, of "Swan: Poems and Prose Poems"