WITHOUT

  Another poem by Donald Hall.  Curiously enough, I have never enjoyed enjoyed his earlier poetry.  After he lost his wife, the poet Jane Kenyon, however…his poetry turned into something, into a heart that spoke to me, that I could understand.  I always return to his words, his images.  He and Jane both have consistently […]

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AFFIRMATION

A gem by the poet Donald Hall, who lives just one town over from me.  His words, his voice–I never cease to be in awe.  

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DANNY

  Danny was my stepfather.  March 15 marked six years since he died.  He and my mother had been divorced for some time when he left us for good, but I remained attached to him.  He was the first person to openly encourage me to write, to never stop writing.  We shared a love of […]

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