This month marks the 700th anniversary of Dante’s death. His great tour de force The Divine Comedy explores the afterlife after he finds himself alone in a deep wood. The poem explores at length the challenges and encounters of the soul through Hell, Purgatory and eventually Paradise. Written when Dante was 35, the middle yearContinue reading ““Sing them into love, little by little””
It has been a good summer for our herbs. It is always a pleasure to walk onto the back deck or further into the yard to pick some herbs as dinner is in preparation. Rosemary, oregano, parsley, thyme, or my favorite, mint. Just to rub mint as you pass it and enjoy the smell itContinue reading “Mint”
I know I have watched far too much tennis this past week. It has been unbelievably good to watch the US Open produce so many wonderful games and so many surprises. It has been a week for the 18 year olds! So today I pulled off my shelf Robert Pinsky -New and Collected Poems 1966-1996.Continue reading “Anyone for tennis?”
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