Category Archives: Philosophical

Here By Grace Paley

Grace Paley

Here I am in the garden laughing
an old woman with heavy breasts
and a nicely mapped face

how did this happen
well that’s who I wanted to be

at last a woman
in the old style sitting
stout thighs apart under
a big skirt grandchild sliding
on off my lap a pleasant
summer perspiration

that’s my old man across the yard
he’s talking to the meter reader
he’s telling him the world’s sad story
how electricity is oil or uranium
and so forth I tell my grandson
run over to your grandpa ask him
to sit beside me for a minute I
am suddenly exhausted by my desire
to kiss his sweet explaining lips.

People Who Never Saw Their Next-Door Neighbour

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Four Ways Of Avoiding Disrespectful Comments On Your Blog

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Red-rounded square with number 4 (Photo credit: clker.com)

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Can You Blog Under Harsh Conditions?

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Photo credit: Emerson Alecrim via photopin cc

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5 Signs You’re An Indigo Child or Adult

Hedgehog By Paul Muldoon

Paul Muldoon

The snail moves like a
Hovercraft, held up by a
Rubber cushion of itself,
Sharing its secret

With the hedgehog. The hedgehog
Shares its secret with no one.
We say, Hedgehog, come out
Of yourself and we will love you.

We mean no harm. We want
Only to listen to what
You have to say. We want
Your answers to our questions.

The hedgehog gives nothing
Away, keeping itself to itself.
We wonder what a hedgehog
Has to hide, why it so distrusts.

We forget the god
under this crown of thorns.
We forget that never again
will a god trust in the world.

Bloggers Are A Rare Breed In The Republic Of Trinidad And Tobago

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