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This is Poetry – and one of my favs – a lagniappe for tonight!

In a Dark Time By Theodore Roethke In a dark time, the eye begins to see, I meet my shadow in the deepening shade; I hear my echo in the echoing wood— A lord of nature weeping to a tree. … Continue reading

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“The Waking” by Theodore Roethke

After posting the poem”My Papa’s Waltz” by Theodore Roethke on Father’s Day, I’ve been off on  a Roethke tangent, I confess, revisiting many of my fav Roethke poems.  Here’s one that lodged itself in my brain long ago like a … Continue reading

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Happy Father’s Day! “My Papa’s Waltz” by Theodore Roethke

Here is a poem that came to mind this morning by a great 20th Century American poet, Theodore Roethke.  His father was a horticulturist, maintained several greenhouses and plant nurseries.  Roethke said once that the greenhouse was for him a  … Continue reading

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