Monthly Archives: October 2010

Reading Elizabeth Bishop after the click…

  In Elizabeth Bishop’s gem of a poem, One Art, the refrain that knits the entire poem together is so simple as to fall below the radar screen: The art of losing is hard to master/It is not a disaster, … Continue reading

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Near-perfect October day, Boston Public Gardens

On days like today, my city’s Public Garden is the most beautiful place on the face of the earth, and no words can describe the crisp, quiet majesty of this paradise-on-earth, which takes my breath away, makes my heart flutter, … Continue reading

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Baked apples of autumn

Our autumn has finally arrived, the wind crisp and biting, the soil saturated with the rains that only a few days ago seemed interminable, but most of all the colors exploding in burnt orange and red, awakening the senses one … Continue reading

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