Tag Archives: spring

“Onset” by Kim Addonizio

Watching that frenzy of insects above the bush of white flowers, bush I see everywhere on hill after hill, all I can think of is how terrifying spring is, in its tireless, mindless replications. Everywhere emergence: seed case, chrysalis, uterus, … Continue reading

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Spring sunrise

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Alright. If the daffodils can push through….

…then so can I.

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Spring works really hard in our front garden

Fern lifts heavy rock which was lying flat on top of it all winter.

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Hints and promise

Equinox soon!

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Vivaldi Vivaldi

It was a rough day today. I found a colleague doubled over in pain in a hallway, a student tried to argue with me that copying a wikipedia entry word for word was not plagiarism, I received emails that were … Continue reading

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Vivaldi and the last stack of research papers

Buried beneath stacks of research papers, it’s hard to come up for air, let alone with a post today. No time. No energy. My head is full of Progressive era topics–social reform, strikes, gangsters, child labor, Hull House, Everleigh sisters, … Continue reading

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Through the mulch and grey and rot

The Narcissus is the first to appear, the flower named after the young man who could not pull himself from what he perceived as the beauty of his own reflection. He left many would be lovers (of both genders) in … Continue reading

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10:00 am

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Reopening the back porch

The reopening of the back porch is our yearly ritual. It’s when the weather gets a bit warmer and we are able to sit out on it without freezing to death. Over the winter months, the back porch becomes a … Continue reading

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