Monthly Archives: December 2014

Back Door Poetry- “Attention” by Kay Ryan

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Reserve of gracefulness

Today I learned the last of the movements in the T’ai chi form. Actually I have really completed only half of the movements because to do the whole exercise, all the movements need to be reversed and completed on the opposite … Continue reading

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Simple “shmata”

When my aunt moved to an apartment from the home she had lived in for over 50 years, my sister acquired some items in that downsizing. One was a bunch of aprons that my grandmother made and wore when she was … Continue reading

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“Negative Space” by Ron Koertge

My dad taught me to pack: lay out everything. Put back half. Roll things that roll. Wrinkle-prone things on top of cotton things. Then pants, waist- to-hem. Nooks and crannies for socks. Belts around the sides like snakes. Plastic over … Continue reading

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Found Books, Found Poetry

After the intense Constitution test a couple of weeks ago, and it being the last day before Thanksgiving break, I felt we as a class needed a little down time. (I know the students did too.) We went to the … Continue reading

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One star Amazon reviews for Fahrenheit 451

I’ve been trying to read some of the “modern classics” that I never got around to. Good thing this one was really short because it was a rambling, boring, snooze fest. While the premise of this story is an interesting … Continue reading

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Long Night Moon

This is last night’s “Long Night Moon,” aka “Cold Moon” or “Moon before the Yule.” Its name comes from the fact that it is the full moon which spends the longest time all year in the sky (when night is … Continue reading

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Montgomery Bus Boycott

59 years ago today the Montgomery Bus boycott began and lasted 381 days. Between 30,000 to 40,000 African Americans boycotted the metropolitan bus company in response to the arrest of Rosa Parks because she refused to give up her seat to … Continue reading

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“I can’t breathe…”

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Keeping her place in 451

A personally crafted book mark.  

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