04 June 2014

River Walk Blooms, Missoula, Montana

"...Bring a concertina after sunset under the apple trees.
Let romance stutter to the western stars, “Excuse … me…”"
- Carl Sandburg (1878-1967), from Cornhuskers (1918)

Decades ago (Egad! That I can actually say such a thing!), during high school, I passionately devoured Sandburg's poems, reveling in his gritty yet beautifully phrased views of the human situation in the most ordinary circumstances. Every time I chance across his writing, I'm reminded why my youthful ardour ran so hot. And I remember to include more poetry in my life.  

Click on any high-lighted text link to find your own poem dose for today.


  1. I NEED to read him more. I never had the privilege of high-school or English classes etc, but love discovering 'new' old poets. Thank-you. ...and, ' I remember to include more poetry in my life' that;)

  2. Libraries - school AND public - have always been a favourite hang-out! Even in age of info-at-fingertips, you can't beat a friendly face fronting an inquiring mind looking for outlet!
    And your Another Porch postings are a lovely poetry fix, any day - but I suppose not quite the same fix for you! :-)


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