Archive for September, 2008

Jusangjollidae Cliff, Jeju Island, South Korea 2008   

Jusangjollidae Cliff, Jeju Island, South Korea 2008

Thinking about water, we shared these poems at Dan and Gloria’s house on September 7.

Bobbi Katz bio

Things to Do If You Are the Rain

Bruce Balan (1959- )-bio

Wet Dog

The Dog

Robert Frost  (1874-1963) – bio

Once by the Pacific

Going for Water

Kay Ryan (1945- )-bio

The Niagara River (with audio)


 Beatrice V ()-bio


Nikolay Gumilyov (1886-1921)-bio

The Giraffe

Pablo Neruda  (1904-1973) – bio

Rain (Rapa Nui)

John Masefield  (1878-1967)- bio


Robert Hayden (1913-1980)-bio

Monet’s Waterlilies

David Ferry  (1924- )-bio

Lake Water

Lauryn Hill  (1975- )-bio

Just Like Water

Read Full Post »

On July 9, we met at Frances’ house to contemplate the weather. Here’s what we discussed.

Dylan Thomas (1914-1953) – Wales ’greatest’ poet – bio

Poem in October

Helen Hunt Jackson (1830-1885) – bio

October’s Bright Blue Weather

Helen Hunt Jackson ca. 1875

Helen Hunt Jackson ca. 1875

ee cummings (1894-1962) –bio

what if much of a which of a wind

Robert Frost  (1874-1963) – bio

A Line-storm Song

William Shakespeare (1564-1616) – bio

Fear no more the heat o’ the sun

Blow, Blow, Thou Winter Wind

Debora Greger (1949- ) – bio

The Poetry of Bad Weather

William Shakespeare (1564-1616) – bio

Sonnet XVIII – Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?

Frank Wigglesworth Clarke (1847-1931) – bio

An Ode to Pluviculture or The Rhyme of the Rain Machine

Frank Wigglesworth Clarke and Friends

Frank Wigglesworth Clarke and Friends

Read Full Post »

We laughed and laughed to welcome the summer sun of Karen’s kitchen on June 8. Billy Collins inspires us.

Humor is just an ingredient.  It’s one of the humours if you will of the human spirit, as well as grief and loneliness and whatever other emotional notes we are able to flag on ourselves. I don’t see why it needs to be questioned. You could just as easily ask why is there so much seriousness in poetry?   –Billy Collins 

Billy Collins (1941- ) – bio

The Revenant

I Chop Some Parsley While Listening to Art Blakey’s Version of “Three Blind Mice”

Roger McGough (1937- ) – bio


Ogden Nash (1902-1971) – bio

A Word to Husbands

Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) – bio

I’m Nobody! Who Are You?

John Hollander (1929 – ) – bio

Being Stung by a Bee on the Lexington Avenue Local

Bee on a Flower

Bee on a Flower by dad 9-1-08

Edward Lear (1812-1888) – bio

The Owl and the Pussycat

The Owl and the Pussycat










The Jumblies

The Jumblies

Dog Haiku

Ogden Nash

The Cow

The Ostrich

The Turtle

The Parent

The Fly

The Termite

Song of the Open Road

The Panther (audio)

The Eel

The Hippopotamus

The Dog

Shel Silverstein (1930-1999) – bio


Messy Room

Dorothy Parker (1893-1967) – bio


Read Full Post »



Oooh, it’s been so long since I’ve posted. Please accept my most humble apologies. But I confess, it is hard when all the sky is clear and blue and I so much like to play to sit down and blog by day. I promise to catch up very soon.

Bed in Summer 

by Robert Louis Stevenson

In winter I get up at night
And dress by yellow candle-light.
In summer, quite the other way,
I have to go to bed by day.

I have to go to bed and see
The birds still hopping on the tree,
Or hear the grown-up people’s feet
Still going past me in the street.

And does it not seem hard to you,
When all the sky is clear and blue,
And I should like so much to play,
To have to go to bed by day?

Read Full Post »