Category Archives: Arts

Poetry and the Pebble King

Look who just became president of The Poetry Foundation. It’s Gordon The Pebble King and he is going to have fun, lots of fun learning the ins and outs of poetry and not just thinking all the time about pebbles … Continue reading

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THE JOYS OF LOVE

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THE CLARITY OF CONFUSION

I’ll be darned. I just learned that a 20th- century song writer, Jack Lawrence, wrote a song that I loved, called Linda. He wrote it for five-year old Linda Eastman (daughter of Lawrence’s attorney), who was Paul McCartney’s first wife. … Continue reading

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MY LOVE TRIANGLE

I was sitting around being haunted by the war, battling my ghosts, when suddenly my love triangle erupted into acrimony. My love triangle consisted of a nice man, a tiny elderly man, and me. My nice man was seen everywhere … Continue reading

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BERTHOLT BRECHT IMAGINES

Bertholt Brecht  got an idea in his head for a play. He had read the Ten Commandments and got the joke, so he thought if he just turned the other cheek the idea would go away. But it didn’t. So … Continue reading

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BERTHOLT BRECHT IN EXILE

“Can you tell me where the island of Lidingo is? I want to go there, if it isn’t too far.” “It will take at most an hour,” he said. “There’s a meadow filled with wild strawberries and lilacs and just … Continue reading

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THERE IS A BALM

A devastating life-ending event happened. Then all was silent. Then thick vertical ice, glistening like a snake, covered everything. At some point, the ice melted. The people who had been in it and were temporarily dead were exposed and resumed … Continue reading

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