Dailies 5/15/17: biodegradable coffins, instructions on not giving up, & the Gospel of Leaving



Ada Limón – Instructions on Not Giving Up

More than the fuchsia funnels breaking out
of the crabapple tree, more than the neighbor’s
almost obscene display of cherry limbs shoving
their cotton candy-colored blossoms to the slate
sky of Spring rains, it’s the greening of the trees

Read rest of poem 


Alison C. Rollins – Elephants Born Without Tusks

The Washington Post says that green burials are
on the rise, as baby boomers plan for their future

their graves marked with sprouting mushrooms
little kneecaps crawling up from the dirt’s skin

Read rest of poem 



Al Maginnes – The Gospel of Leaving

Before we knew the world, we wanted to know the limits

of the world.  We plundered the Gospel of Weather

Read rest of poem 

The Writer’s Almanac did not put up the text of today’s poem, “This Morning” by Mary Oliver, online.  It’s available via audio, though. 


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