Tag Archives: Robert Frost

Beach Poets Society

“The Russians are not going gentle into that good night.”  – Olympic broadcaster calling a Women’s Beach Volleyball game between Russia and Brazil Welcome back to Rio and the semi-final match of Famous Poets’ Beach Volleyball. Coming up: the U.S. … Continue reading

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Sorting Wrapped Gifts on a Snowy Evening

Whose gift this is I do not know I wrapped it seven days ago. There’s no distinctive marking here Except this festive store-bought bow. The box’s shape is kind of queer Two lumpy mounds like a brassiere But feels like … Continue reading

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I was speaking to Robert Frost at the Mount Washington Hotel

New Hampshire’s Mount Washington Hotel is big and pompous in a subdued New England way, recalling a time when one did not “vacation,” one “summered.” I was there for a conference last week and needed a break. I was strolling … Continue reading

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Commencement address for the mid-forties set

Friends, guests, those of you who remember “Pong” and feel greater nostalgia for Wings than The Beatles, welcome. Welcome to the first day of the rest of your midlife. Webster’s Dictionary defines “midlife” as “something something the middle of life … Continue reading

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What rhymes with month?

April is Poetry Month, forsooth, which is the only time you can get away with a word like that, to tell you the truth. “Do we really need a whole month?” the poetry haters whine.” Wouldn’t a long weekend do … Continue reading

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