Muse Day

  • Post published:07/01/2009
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  A little Madness in the Spring Is wholesome even for the King, But God be with the Clown-- Who ponders this tremendous scene-- This whole Experiment in Green-- As if it were his own!                                   Emily Dickinson We had our moment of madness at Sunday's Rose Viewing, and I am not fool - or clown - enough to believe the roses are all my own. With the help of my friend and Dickinson scholar, Martha Ackmann, I…

Monday Muse

  • Post published:06/01/2009
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Midsummer Morning    One big white peony enough       for a bouquet.                by Carol Purington My tree peony blossom is pink, but it is big enough for a bouquet.  Carol's haiku are so evocative that I must include another on this Muse Day Monday. End of the row    The child's strawberry basket         still empty. This haiku seems to me a perfect depiction of a child's innocent greediness and the sweetness of summer. Thank you Carolyn…

Muse Day May 2009

  • Post published:05/01/2009
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Bounded by strand above strand of song -- the robin's acre This haiku by a local poet, Carol Purington, who lives one town over in Colrain, is from her book Family Farm: Haiku for a Place of Moons. Carol was struck by polio in her childhood and has lived in an iron lung for most of her life, but she has found a way to connect the limitations of her life with the boundless energies of her family…