SLOW DOWN! YOU KNOW YOU MOVE TOO FAST
- A VERY UNECLIPSE TO YOU FOR A YEAR AND LIFETIME OF AMAZEMENT
- EVERYDAY WONDER Dazzling Poetry but You Don’t Need Glasses to Listen–
- All-Us in Wonderland, or, It’s News to Me
One is constantly reminded of the infinite lavishness and fertility of Nature — inexhaustible abundance amid what seems enormous waste. And yet when we look into any of her operations that lie within reach of our minds, we learn that no particle of her material is wasted or worn out. It is eternally flowing from use to use, beauty to yet higher beauty; and we soon cease to lament waste and death, and rather rejoice and exult in the imperishable, unspendable wealth of the universe, and faithfully watch and wait the reappearance of everything that melts and fades and dies about us, feeling sure that its next appearance will be better and more beautiful than the last.
John Muir- My First Summer in the Sierra (1911) chapter 10.
From August 19, 2013:
Chuck Tripi’s poem
Janet’s poem Rumi she sent!
TODAY, like every other day, we wake up empty and frightened. Don’t open the door to the study and begin reading. Take down a musical instrument. Let the beauty we love be what we do. There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground. The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you. Don’t go back to sleep.
From August 30, 2015:
Advice & love letters we savor, letters we take literally to the table. . . from Pablo Neruda (a foodie) to Sandra Gilbert (a foodie), Emily Dickinson (a foodie) to Thomas Jefferson (a foodie), and many more. Music by Bob Hope, Mick Jagger, Trini Lopez, and Adele.
“Maybe it is the topic of food, because, to be truthful, don’t we love to think and read and hear (and write, I confess) about food? And maybe it is the idea that “you can’t go wrong here,” as I insist in my directions to making the dish. We cannot hear that enough. Because we feel we can go wrong every which way, early, late, often. So it seems that we need solace, to know that someone thinks the world of us. We need a fork in warm lemon pie, and a letter. This show is for you, then, O my cherished Character. Hear on.”
THE POETRY SLOW DOWN with Professor Barbara Mossberg (a foodie)
Produced by Zappa Johns
© Barbara Mossberg 2015
From July 6, 2014:
ALMOST AT TIMES, A FOOL—
WE WISH . . . HUMANITARIAN CLOWNING:
THE WISE FOOL AND OTHER WISDOM ROLES
© Barbara Mossberg 2014