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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

Survivor

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

Anteater

Messy Room

Dorothy Parker (1893-1967) – bio

Resumeaudio

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On September 10, we ate at Denise’s house…and read a little poetry. Here’s the list:

Elizabeth Bishop (1911-1979) – bio

Sestina

The Armadillo (audio reading)

BJ Ward (1967 – ) web site – NJ poet and special guest star of bat mitzvahs

Gravedigger’s Birthday

Landing in New Jersey with Soft Hands

Sex with Emily Dickinson

Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) – bio

Wild Nights

Steven Ford Brown (1952-) – bio

Angel of Loneliness

The Miscalculations of Love

Jane Kenyon (1947-1995) – bio

Let Evening Come

Happiness

Stanley Kunitz (1905-2006) –bio, NPR’s story on his 100th birthday

The Layers

Cor Van Den Heuval – (1931- ) bio  

Baseball Haiku  haiku and senryu poems of various poets

more baseball haiku (includes a tribute haiku to Phil Rizzuto)

Anne Marie Macari ( ) – info

Glory

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