“What we call the beginning is often the end
And to make an end is to make a beginning.
The end is where we start from. And every phrase
And sentence that is right (where every word is at home,
Taking its place to support the others ....
Archaic Torso of Apollo
by Rainer Maria Rilke
(translated from German by Stephen Mitchell)
We cannot know his legendary head
with eyes like ripening fruit. And yet his torso
is still suffused with brilliance from inside,
like a lamp, in which his gaze, now turned to low,
gleams in all its power....
The Force That Through the Green Fuse Drives the Flower
"The force that through the green fuse drives the flower
Drives my green age; that blasts the roots of trees
Is my destroyer.
And I am dumb to tell the crooked rose
My youth is bent...
“Christmas is a door opening and reminding us forever of the soul within us. It is reminding us of the beauty, and truth, and wonder, and love that are locked within each one of us, and which can be brought out by proper care and...
In a West end town a dead end world
The East end boys and West end girls
In the final weeks of 2016, you may find that the effervescent cheer of the holidays will be syncopated by a little sigh of sadness. This not to say that...