Thursday, March 17, 2016

What we're reading on Good reads:Around the World in 80 booksAll

All creatures great and small by James Herriot
Start date 3/15/16
End date 4/15/16

The last will and Testament of Senhor da Silva Araujo
By Germano Almeida and Sheila Faria Glazer
Start date 3/15/16
End date 4/15/16

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Poem By Rita Dove " I have been a stranger in a strange land

I have been a stranger in a strange land”
By Rita Dove b. 1952 Rita Dove
Life's spell is so exquisite, everything conspires to break it.
Emily Dickinson
It wasn't bliss. What was bliss   
but the ordinary life? She'd spend hours   
in patter, moving through whole days   
touching, sniffing, tasting . . . exquisite   
housekeeping in a charmed world.   
And yet there was always   

more of the same, all that happiness,   
the aimless Being There.   
So she wandered for a while, bush to arbor,   
lingered to look through a pond's restive mirror.   
He was off cataloging the universe, probably,   
pretending he could organize   
what was clearly someone else's chaos.   

That's when she found the tree,   
the dark, crabbed branches   
bearing up such speechless bounty,   
she knew without being told   
this was forbidden. It wasn't   
a question of ownership—   
who could lay claim to   
such maddening perfection?   

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