Tag Archives: Poetry

Museum Musings: “Do you have a sitting room?”

Thanks to everyone who helped me choose a photo for the Museum staff bi-annual art exhibition called “The Underground”  (in the post Excuse me, have you said thank you?) The top three were: Early One Morning which received nine votes … Continue reading

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Poetry: Covenant by Tennessee Williams

Covenant  by Tennessee Williams [the following is the first two stanzas of the three stanza poem] If you are happy, I will give you an apple, if you are anxious, I will twist your arm, and if you permit me, … Continue reading

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Poetry: “Queer” by Frank Bidart

In honor of June being LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer) Pride Month I share this poem from the Academy of American Poets collection of LGBTQ Poetry: “Queer” by Frank Bidart Lie to yourself about this and you will … Continue reading

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Can you be invisible at the Museum?

I’m once again so backlogged with numerous museum stories, that I could easily fill a month of posts. I could, but I won’t. I know how hard it is to keep on top of all the reading that’s required of … Continue reading

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The Poem in My Pocket

April 25th is national Poem in Your Pocket Day. The idea is to carry a poem in your back pocket to share with your family, friends, co-workers, the strangers on the subway or in the park. The poem in my … Continue reading

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Poetry: “Faithful to the End – Variation on a theme” by Kay Divant

I met Kay Divant when she visited our Poetry Salon in February. FAITHFUL TO THE END – VARIATION ON A THEME by Kay Divant …..   and doesn’t it put one awfully in mind of that well off but very … Continue reading

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Poetry: Unveiling by Linda Pastan

Unveiling by Linda Pastan In the cemetery a mile away from where we used to live, my aunts and mother my father and uncles lie in two long rows, almost the way they used to sit around the long planked table … Continue reading

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Poetry: In a Parlor Containing a Table by Galway Kinnell

In a Parlor Containing a Table  by Galway Kinnell In a parlor containing a table And three chairs, three men confided Their inmost thoughts to one another. I, said the first, am miserable. I am miserable, the second said. I … Continue reading

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Poetry: “Tell me” by Sara London

Tell Me by Sara London In my country you say, “there is no word for it.” In my country you say, “our way of life.” In my country you might over- hear the story of the woman with eleven children, … Continue reading

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Forty’s a Ruby! Tutto va bene …

My blog today isn’t about my holiday to a distant land, or someone I met at the Museum, or even something that leaves me wondering, but as today, December 5th 2011, is a significant personal anniversary and I’m filled with … Continue reading

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