This Room and Everything in It, by Li-Young Lee

Lie still now while I prepare for my future, certain hard days ahead, when I’ll need what I know so clearly this moment. I am making use of the one thing I learned of all the things my father tried to teach me: the art of memory. I am letting this room and everything in … Continue reading

Reading Sappho in a Wine Bar

Today I promised you a poem entitled “Mowing the Lawn Out of Spite” in honor of your husband who would do any job poorly if it might twist your heart open to him. The wine glasses are lined up so perfectly. Hard to believe they might ever be broken, but each one will. Think of … Continue reading