I sense a developing thread, Max.
And I agree with your contribution. Thereís also the pleasure we can still take in various artsÖ
Ah: escape is necessaryÖ
On Jan 13, 2015, at 3:27 PM, Max Richards <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Not the News
> What delights me in old age?
> anything? Lately itís been the sky
> above the lake, any time of day
> or night; on the lake those birds -
> tiny in perspective fishing -
> these flying wide curving this way.
> Antidotes for the evening news.
> Town birds familiar from every
> town Iíve been in - sparrows,
> pigeons. ĎDonít feed the birdsí? -
> hard not to, even those crows
> massing pecking on lawns,
> glossy quarrelsome superb.
> Newsworthy? not in the least.
> Mushrooms after rain, mosses
> revived for winter, herbs, shrubs,
> cauliflowers gone to seed,
> kale in pots outdoing flowers.
> First daffodils, stirring of crocuses.
> The seasonís same old news.
> Delight? the sight of children,
> women, even a few men -
> faces, graces, sometimes voices;
> places and spaces - for example:
> this avenue in perspective,
> this corner space with benches.
> Sad and bad though all the news is,
> here our ignorance protects us.
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