Monthly Archives: April 2009

BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Last words of a Laureate: Motion bows out After 10 years, eight royal poems and 700 bottles of sherry as payment, Poet Laureate Andrew Motion steps down from the role at the end of April. He looks back at his experiences while in the post, both good … Continue reading

Posted in Poetry | Tagged , , | Leave a comment×522.jpg Oojah-ka-Piv The people who live On the Oojah-ka-Piv Stand around in bundles of nine When asked how it feels They reply ‘Curried Eels’! Otherwise – everything’s going fine! Spike Milligan

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From Fair Auvergne Returning | Flickr – Photo Sharing! From my favorite book growing up, Nursery Friends from France translated by Olive Beaupro Miller; illustrated by Maud and Miska Petersham; published by The Book House for Children 1925. This was part of a twelve volume set that made … Continue reading

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Art Review – Compass in Hand – MoMA Pushes the Envelope in Works on Paper From Rothschild Foundation – The Museum of Modern Art is deeply divided. It wants to run wild and kick up its heels, but it can’t imagine a world without fences. It wants to open up to new work, young art and different ways … Continue reading

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The Dhamma – – Vipassana Foundation – Buddhas Lists Take a ride off the wheel of,,,, right here. Provided by the forever sweet and helpful OliviaB

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Naomi Shihab Nye :: The Steven Barclay Agency Naomi Shihab Nye describes herself as a “wandering poet.” She has spent 33 years traveling the country and the world to lead writing workshops and inspiring students of all ages. Nye was born to a Palestinian father and an … Continue reading

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Great-tailed Grackle Quiscalus mexicanus | Flickr – Photo Sharing! Streets A man leaves the world and the streets he lived on grow a little shorter. One more window dark in this city, the figs on his branches will soften for birds. If we stand quietly enough evenings there … Continue reading

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