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On the Second December’s Poems


This has been a distinctly odd month, weather-wise:  warm when it should have been cold, rain when there should have been snow.  As always, we plug along to the death of the old year, the days growing shorter, the darkness stretching.  This month, though, some of the boys have been asking for poems with hunting, …

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On the Second October’s Poems


This month didn’t really start out well.  Personally.  One of the best and most neurotic cats I’ve ever had died on the 1st, so I chose Thomas Gray to start off the month.  It seemed a perfect tribute to Sunshine the Spaz Cat:  sad yet humorous (I was sad, but she’d always been humorous). I …

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On March’s Poems


This month is for Brenda and Becky, who remind me that March is Women’s History Month.  When asked what or whom I should read, Becky said:  How about women, strong, spunky, make-a-difference women.  Must be some poems about them.  Us. Hell, yeah.  How about poems by those women?  So I’ve been trolling through my books, …

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On September’s Poems


When I came home from my week at the Frost Place back at the beginning of July, I started toying with one of the suggestions I’d heard there:  to start each class period by reading a poem.  That idea seemed somehow radical–most of my students didn’t like poetry; most of the ones who did only …

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