Dailies 1/28/17: Alas! A therapist/artist, Mexico, the Great Molasses Flood

 

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Life, Lightened – Molly Peacock

 

Like a runaway artist, you used to flee
your patients’ modern anguish at home

to stroll along the ochre squares of Rome,
to sketch a yellow leaf, a tawny hound,

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Mexico – Robert Bernard Hass

I have just crossed the Rio Grande,
And by a string of clever switchbacks
Have, for the moment, outwitted the posse.

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There’s also a good quote on the Writer’s Almanac site today:

“The less conscious one is of being ‘a writer,’ the better the writing.”—Pico Iyer

 

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The Great Molasses Flood – Ben Berman
Here and there struggled a form …
Only an upheaval a thrashing about
in the sticky mass, showed where any life was.

—The Boston Post, 1919

Over two million gallons of molasses
turned Boston into a modern Pompeii,
drowning men and horses under massive

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Alas – Walter de la Mare

One moment take thy rest.
Out of mere nought in space

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