Monthly Archives: September 2011

The flood and the Mother of Waters

Dust. Piles of possessions — a heap of velvet paintings shoulder-high, scooped by a backhoe into a Dumpster. Plants painted in ghostly ash. The devastation amazes — even more so than 2006. We remember fire’s danger, the devastation that comes … Continue reading

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Beith, the birch

The pale lady dances on the old field the fences graying, crumbling to dust goldenrod, mullein, Queen Anne’s lace, cornflower where once cows bustled to the new barn. But that has ended in the long-ago. The pond forgets the farmer’s … Continue reading

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