motherhood poem // The Lanyard by Billy Collins // The other day as I was ricocheting slowly off the pale blue walls of this room, bouncing from typewriter to piano, from bookshelf to an envelope lying on the floor, I found myself in the L section of the dictionary where my eyes fell upon the word lanyard.    No cookie nibbled by a French novelist  could send one more suddenly into the past -- a past where I sat at a workbench at a camp by a deep Adirondack lake learning how to braid thin…

motherhood poem // The Lanyard by Billy Collins // The other day as I was ricocheting slowly off the pale blue walls of this room, bouncing from typewriter to piano, from bookshelf to an envelope lying on the floor, I found myself in the L section of the dictionary where my eyes fell upon the word lanyard. No cookie nibbled by a French novelist could send one more suddenly into the past -- a past where I sat at a workbench at a camp by a deep Adirondack lake learning how to braid thin…

Houses at Night: Erica Wright interviews John Ashbery (February 8, 2008)

Houses at Night: Erica Wright interviews John Ashbery (February 8, 2008)

Moby featuring W.S. Merwin - One Time The River Of Bees Lived (Cold Duck Poetic Mashup)

Moby featuring W.S. Merwin - One Time The River Of Bees Lived (Cold Duck Poetic Mashup)

Uncle Walt | The Walt Whitman Blog / Transnational Poetry

Uncle Walt | The Walt Whitman Blog / Transnational Poetry

I / I can hear little clicks inside my dream. / Night drips its silver tap

I / I can hear little clicks inside my dream. / Night drips its silver tap

Gandhi:  whether or not you agreed with his philosophy he is a man to be respected because he practiced what he preached.

Gandhi: whether or not you agreed with his philosophy he is a man to be respected because he practiced what he preached.

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