Tag Archives: We Lived Happily During the War

To Celebrate World Poetry Day – Praise and Wonder In Spite of Everything – Poems by Kaminsky and Milosz And a Kaminsky Interview Excerpt from March 15th, 2022

from The Separate Notesbooks: A Mirrored Gallery Pure beauty, benediction: you are all I gathered  From a life that was bitter and confused,  In which I learned about evil, my own and not my own.  Wonder kept seizing me, and I recall only wonder.  I asked, how many times, is this the truth of the […]

In Love with This World But Telling the Not-Always-Beautiful Truth of It – Some Wisdom and A Poem from Ukrainian American Poet Ilya Kaminsky – Part of an On-Going Series of Poems Dealing With War and Its Consequences

In a Time of Peace Inhabitant of earth for forty something years I once found myself in a peaceful country. I watch neighbors open their phones to watch a cop demanding a man’s driver’s license. When a man reaches for his wallet, the cop shoots. Into the car window. Shoots. It is a peaceful country. […]