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I remember checking out a VHS tape of Adrienne Rich from our local library when I was a teenager after reading some of her poems in I Hear My Sisters Saying, an anthology of poetry which was a beacon for me throughout my adolescent years. She was making a speech in the video. I didn’t […]

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Some words courtesy of Robert Frost for this wintry* day. Read more of Frost’s poems HERE. (It’s been so  c o l d  in LA this week and about as wintry as I’d ever like it to be – though I haven’t been shaking the dust of snow off of me. To tell you the truth, I’m […]

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Here are a few lines from Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass with which to wrap up this week. Read more from this poem HERE. Happy weekend, everyone!

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Greeting from Clovis, California, friends! Here are a few words from Four Quartets, T.S. Eliot’s set of poems on time, immortality, and eternity, with which to end the year. See you soon!

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Read the rest of this poem from ee cummings by clicking HERE. And on a wholly different note, read this Thanksgiving poem by Wiliam Burroughs by clicking HERE. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for reading, greeting, and sharing this space with us. May your weekends be full of all kinds of […]

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A friend of mine recently emailed me Mary Oliver’s poem Wild Geese which I enjoyed and which you can read here.

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One of my favorite poems by Richard Brautigan with which to end this week. Happy weekend, friends. (image source: from a friend)

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Jellyfish have been roaming every sea from top to bottom for the last 650 million years (there are even freshwater jellyfish, but those don’t sting). A group of jellyfish is called a bloom or a swarm. Traversing the sea without a brain, a heart or a central nervous system, they consist of a loose network […]

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A sweet little ode to the grasshopper by the poet ee cummings. Email us an unraveled version of this poem (contact@collectionof.org) for an airmail surprise!

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XVIII. “THERE IS A STAR IN THE SEA” Pliny, Natural History, Book IX “There is a star in the sea, and it burns up everything it touches. Though men who walk on land deny it, one night a star fell from the sky and landed in the sea. It had the good sense to become […]