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Ice-Flowers

 

A quote by the existentialist philosopher, Soren Kierkegaard (1813-1855):

 

Adversity draws men together and produces beauty and harmony

in life’s relationships, just as the cold of winter produces ice-flowers

on the window-panes, which vanish with the warmth.

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January Snow Storm

 

January Snow

The Fury of Sunsets    by Anne Sexton

 

Something
cold is in the air,
an aura of ice
and phlegm.
All day I’ve built
a lifetime and now
the sun sinks to
undo it.
The horizon bleeds
and sucks its thumb.
The little red thumb
goes out of sight.
And I wonder about
this lifetime with myself,
this dream I’m living.
I could eat the sky
like an apple
but I’d rather
ask the first star:
why am I here?
why do I live in this house?
who’s responsible?
eh?

 

from The Death Notebooks, Houghton, 1974

Sunrise over New Harmony

Sunrise over New Harmony

Sunset over New Harmony

Sunset over New Harmony

A big Thank You to Plain Spoke Editor Cindy Kelly!  My poem, “Something So Grand,” will be published in the Spring Issue of Plain Spoke (coming out in April). 

(Take a look at Plain Spoke in the Poetry links section.)

 Elizabeth Alexander has been selected to read an original poem at President-elect Barack Obama’s inauguration on Tuesday, January 20th.  Read more about this in The Herald Tribune:

http://74.125.47.132/search?q=cache:JuAQ-VLyj60J:www.iht.com/articles/2008/12/27/arts/poet.php+inaugural+poet&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=9&gl=us

Sunrise over Cusco

Sunrise over Cusco

Cloud Forest over Machu Picchu

Cloud Forest over Machu Picchu

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"Featherheart"
was chosen as
the name for
this blog
because when
I remember
to keep my
heart light as
a feather,
life is much
easier.

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