Tag Archives: Ellen Bass

Enough or Not – Part Three of Three – A Poem by Ellen Bass

                      from Autumn Quince The world is a blurred version of itself — marred, lovely, and flawed. It is enough Jane Hirschfield from Each Happiness Ringed by Lions, Bloodaxe Books, 2005 from Enough Enough seen….Enough had….Enough… —Arthur Rimbaud No. It will never be enough. Never enough […]

Pinned Against Time – The Show-and-Tell Poetry of Ellen Bass

If You Knew What if you knew you’d be the last to touch someone? If you were taking tickets, for example, at the theatre, tearing them giving back the ragged stubs, you might take care to touch that palm or press your fingertips into the life line’s crease.  When a man pulls his wheeled suitcase too […]