THE BLUE MARBLE AND ME–ALONE

by DELindman on July 29, 2017

Alone. Floating out here alone.  I’ve lost my connection to the capsule.  My astronaut colleagues are gone.  They tried to rescue me, but they couldn’t.  Now, it’s just me.  Me and the piece of rock someone has called a blue marble. Interesting.  That’s what it looks like—a marble, with colors swirled like ripple ice cream.  […]

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TRUMP’S ELECTION MONUMENTAL

by DELindman on January 21, 2017

  In 2008 we elected the first African- American president of the United States.  I’m proud to say I voted for him.  In 2016 I voted for the candidate I hoped would be the first female president of the United States.  She lost.  That “first” awaits another day. But the 2016 election did produce a […]

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A HEAVENLY INDULGENCE

May 15, 2016

U.S. poet laureate Mark Strand and Pulitzer Prize winning poet Charles Simic suggest the need for a new category of poetry, “Gastronomic Poetry.”  Simic wrote in the New York Review of Books, “Mark and I had noticed at poetry readings that whenever food was mentioned in a poem—and that didn’t happen very often—blissful smiles would […]

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POETRY IN A POT ROAST

May 6, 2016

For more than 50 years I neither understood nor appreciated poetry.  I didn’t hate it, because I never gave it that much attention, but I did ignore it.  A few individual poems and poets were exceptions that proved the rule. Then my literary taste changed radically.  I made friendships with some local poets and enjoyed […]

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