Dailies 9/24/16: a cigarette-smoking professor-priest, the death of a friend, & taking the day in small doses

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Donelle Dreese has a good poem to wake up to at Verse Daily. “Sophrosyne,” according to Dictionary.com, meansmoderation; discretion; prudence.”

SOPHROSYNE

You break bread into small pieces.

Sometimes the day is better

taken in low degrees so you can see

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At Poetry Daily, Jerry Harp has “Father Father” about a cigarette-smoking priest-professor:

Striding the college halls, bouncing
on the balls of his feet, his religious habit
wilting from his shoulders, he declined

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Poets.org has a piece about the death of a friend: “To Joseph Lee” by Angelina Weld Grimké:

How strange, how passing strange, when we awake
—–And lift our faces to the light
To know that you are lying shut away
—–Within the night.

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