Archive for September, 2019

Monday, September 30th, 2019


Mallory had interesting things to say about how eighteen thousand years ago the seas around northern Europe were some 400 feet lower than today, and how at that time Britain had not been an island but an uninhabited northwest corner of Europe, and between it and the rest of the continent stretched frozen tundra. Hortense pushed a roasted parsnip around her plate without enthusiasm.

Sunday, September 29th, 2019


They have seen times and trends and peoples come and go;
we are merely the latest.

Saturday, September 28th, 2019


He put on a harness and a helmet
and up he went. His God will look after him.

Friday, September 27th, 2019


Where does all that partially used hotel soap and shampoo go after guests leave?

Thursday, September 26th, 2019


Two if by Sea:
dives and documents;
walks islands and atolls;
how oceans can be.

Wednesday, September 25th, 2019


Writer (grand talent) mighty (emphatic question)
Defend oneself (self preservation) – To draw a cart up a very steep hill

Tuesday, September 24th, 2019


Well, first there’s the laundry to do
Then I have to finish up that philosophical treatise
This afternoon Trixie is coming to play
But the Sonnets! They will not write themselves . . .

Monday, September 23rd, 2019


I threw myself into the river
But had changed my mind before I hit the water –
Oh . . .

Sunday, September 22nd, 2019


Don’t wash out your ears just because you hear something
you don’t like.

Saturday, September 21st, 2019


I awaken, and wonder if today will be
The day I “go fish”, and be successful
At last.