Archive for February, 2004

A Comfort

Sunday, February 29th, 2004

I have always felt a tenderness in this poem. When I’ve lost my way, or when I’ve been humbled by the vastness of existence — made aware of my great insignificance — this poem helps me to feel connected again. Less lonely. People Like Us There are more like us. All over the world There […]

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Wondrous Words

Saturday, February 28th, 2004

In addition to the opposable thumb, another trait that makes us human is that our anatomy separates the trachea and esophagus, which is what enables speech. Other animals have only one passage for food and air. All of this is by way of coming around to the somewhat paradoxical observation that we speak with remarkable […]

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Haiku

Saturday, February 28th, 2004

Silver, lonely days.Demeter is now sleeping;long months until spring.

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