Ithaka

“Ithaka”: A Villanelle and Reflection (reposted gratefully from my latest All Nine blog) Well, sometimes they come fairly easily. At the start of this good year, this month’s challenge arrived: reflect on epic. And that proved pretty easy, for the idea leaped pretty fully-formed about something I’ve long wanted to do. Ever since I taught Homer to college juniors and seniors, one scene in...
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"Weeping Lasteth the Night"–A Lenten Meditation

A number of my friends are going through some really difficult times. And I’ve had my share of late. These thoughts came up–sorry if they sound preachy. If they do, rest assured I’m preaching mostly to myself. They say weeping may last the night, but joy cometh in the morning. True, and one of the only reasons to wake up and try again. But they never tell you that along...
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