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A Poem for Earth Day

In honor of Earth Day I wanted to share a favorite poem. I hope to add others through the week. This is a poem I recently became acquainted with, and I am very happy to have done so. I really enjoy the movement in the poem. Rising up in space, and also in time. I love the authority of the poet, and most of all I am struck by how easy it is to follow his instructions… and how comforting.   Earth Let the day grow on you upward through your feet, the vegetal knuckles, to your knees of...

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The Cufflinked Gardener

  Today I stopped to talk with someone I see once in a while. He is a private banker for wealthy folks. He is a very smooth, polished sort of fellow. I suppose because of this I had formed a certain impression and made assumptions. Predictably, the conversation turned to the foot of snow we received yesterday. But then it surprised me. He spoke with delight about the boost in our snowpack and his passion for gardening. He talked about how his immigrant parents loved to garden together and...

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