Poem – a way to name and remember

I‘ve been reading a book called An Unexpected Light by a friend, Dave Mahan. It’s about poetry’s ability to recall, challenge and change things—specifically in the Christian concept of ‘witness’. I came across this quote where Dave is...

Micheal and us.

He had heard of the word “selfie” but had never taken one. In his way, he stated this question, “I suppose it’s a photograph you take of yourself?” Moments later Sarah and I took a “selfie” with Irish poet, Micheal O’Siadhail. His very first. Looking at the result he...

1 year…

Reflection   The passion of a lover’s embrace, brush of lips, tingling skin.   The flash of light after a punch in the nose, iron in the throat.   A coat draped over shoulders on a cold day, a burst of warmth.   The quenched sigh after a thirsty glass of water,...

Happy Birthday, Billy!

I first became aware of Mr. Collins’ work from an NYU student I worked with named Daniel. I brought my love of Billy Collins’ work with me into my marriage, and Sarah and I have enjoyed his turn of a phrase ever since. Today is Billy Collins’...