Has a Poem Ever Made You Cry?

Donald Hall died Saturday.  Donald Hall was an extraordinary poet who I came to know through the poetry of his wife, Jane Kenyon, who quickly became one of my favorite writers for her spare, essential descriptions of life, nature, and ultimately, death. (She died at age 47 of leukemia.) Kenyon was much younger than her […]

Strike While the Iron is Hot

    While I am not writing a poem a day this year inspiration still strikes from time to time, if I set down my phone and sit down with a pen and paper. This piece wrote itself this week – here is a rough draft, just the way it appeared to me:   we […]