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




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,

Read rest of poem 


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.

Read rest of poem 

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



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

Read rest of poem 


Alas – Walter de la Mare

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

Read rest of poem 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

Blog at WordPress.com.

Up ↑

%d bloggers like this: