Monthly Archives: May 2016

The Bigness of Small Poems – # 16 in a Series – Li-Young Lee

One Heart  Look at the birds. Even flying is born out of nothing. The first sky is inside you, open at either end of day. The work of wings was […]

The Bigness of Small Poems – # 15 in a Series – Advice from Rukeyser: Burst Into Flower

THE POWER OF SUICIDE The potflower on the windowsill says to me In words that are green-edged red leaves : Flower     flower     flower     flower Today for the […]

The Bigness of Small Poems – # 14 in a Series – May 15th, The Death Day of Emily D.

I Reason, Earth is Short #403 (Franklin Edition) I reason, Earth is short – And Anguish – absolute – And many hurt, But, what of that? I reason, we could […]

The Bigness of Small Poems – # 13 in a Series – The Double S in Sue Sinclair!

Belief The floorboards creak overhead, heavy with stars. The sound makes you think of the dead, as though they’re closer than you knew: like the doubled s in essence, an […]

The Bigness of Small Poems – #12 in a Series – Gregory Orr (Again)

Sorrow is good; Tears are good. But too much Grief erodes. What if all The soft soil Washes away And only hard Furrows remain? Then what? Then what can grow […]

The Bigness of Small Poems – # 11 in a Series – Denise Levertov

  Suspended I had grasped God’s garment in the void But my hand slipped On the rich silk of it. The ‘everlasting arms’ my sister loved to remember Must have […]