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Poetry

Poem: Middle-Aged, in Spring

by Sue Oringel, for Judith Krause Now that funky Central Avenue is dressed like a bride with lines of Bradford pear trees bursting in white and shad bushes peep from stands of trees showing just a bit of crinoline and magnolias fling their pink or white gloves on newly manicured lawns where redbuds unroll thin ropes…

God Through the Looking Glass

by Roger Mock You probably know the story of the elephant and the blind men which originated long ago in the Indian sub-continent until it crossed the path of many religious traditions including Jain, Buddhist, Sufi, Hindu and Bahá’í. This morning I discovered this poetic retelling from the 19th century by one John Godfrey Saxe. And Saxe, it turns out, lived his last 27…

time to turn inside

Painting: Charles Porter (1847-1923) November by Susan E. Oringel   With each shower of leaves, I cursed the spendthrift trees who tossed their coins away to any old wind.   Mourned the bright riot,  summer’s dahlias, red and phosphorescent suns.    Now a kind of quiet comes, a slow, hard wind shivering sober branches,  …