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Bass Player

I like to watch you with your bass guitar– the way you finger the strings. They say you’re good, and I want to hear what makes you good. I watch your fingers as I hear the thumping chords, wanting to … Continue reading

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Tony, Lover of Cats

No mother could cradle her babe more tenderly than you do that big and beautiful cat in your arms. They know, those arms, instinctively how it’s done and the cat knows it, too, as he lifts his handsome face to … Continue reading

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Beautiful Prose: Excerpt #9

From Teaching a Stone to Talk by Annie Dillard Excerpt #9 is by writer, poet and nature mystic, Annie Dillard.  In Teaching a Stone to Talk she describes first-hand what it was like to experience a total solar eclipse. “The … Continue reading

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For Mary Oliver, Poet

Mary Oliver, the poet, died last week at 83. Intensely private, she rarely granted interviews, but I heard one on the radio this morning. When gently probed by her interviewer, she hinted at a dark and menacing childhood, and said … Continue reading

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The Fiddler

It’s not you, my dear. You love me as well as you can. You couldn’t love me any better. It’s just that you’re a fiddler trying to play a Stradivarius. You’re a good fiddler, but I’m not a fiddle. You … Continue reading

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A Spanish Lesson

“Tu eres mio,” he said, explaining the difference between the temporary and permanent conditions. “Eres is permanent and estas is temporary.” “Tue eres mio, tambien,” she whispered back. And then they spoke of other things, and came at last to … Continue reading

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The Gift

My friend made me a scarf, a birthday scarf of softest yarn. Soft, like clouds, like feathers, and kittens’ ears. Yarn the green of misty Irish mornings, the green of my eyes. And into it she wove her friendship, plying … Continue reading

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Beautiful Prose: Excerpt #8

The seventh excerpt from my collection of beautiful prose is taken from “Among the Isles of Shoals,” written in 1893 by Celia Thaxter, about her delight-filled childhood as a lighthouse keeper’s daughter on the Isles of Shoals, a group of … Continue reading

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Older Man

I’m afraid to give myself to a man who will be old before me. I want to share my golden years with you, rocking on the porch, sipping iced tea, laughing with you. If I say yes to you I’ll … Continue reading

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Dancin’ with my Guy

You’re sitting on the sofa reading, radio playing. Then, over running water, and clanking dishes I hear our song, and moving to my dining room dance floor begin my solitary dance– the one I dance with my invisible Romeo when … Continue reading

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