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Loyola in March

Loyola in March

Loyola stands atop the lake Above the snow and ice Illumined by the warming sun A rampart clothed in white As I step up to its porch I yearn for summer days Into this chair I settle down Up to the sky I gaze My bones are cold, my fingers numb My soul still chilled … Continue reading

Twas the Day Before the Fourth

Twas the Day Before the Fourth

Twas the day before the fourth and all through the yard Every creature was stirring, the kids worked so hard The lawn nicely mowed, not a weed could you find Four grills were out back, right under the pine The children wrapped streamers in blue and in red While Brookdale soda bottles danced in their heads … Continue reading

A Poem for Gert

Nine is the number for me When I say it, it gives me such glee! It starts with an “N” And ends with and “E” And it’s three times as fun as a three My order of birth is a nine Which explains this fixation of mine Celia is eight Which is one short of great … Continue reading

Haikus Around Harriet

Lake Harriet is a beautiful city lake located a few miles from downtown Minneapolis.  It teems with life all four seasons and it just may be the perfect setting for a 3-mile walk.  Haikus Around Harriet is a series of Haikus, each of which is a snippet of conversation – and life – as strangers cross paths.  (Hint:  The footnotes, located just south … Continue reading