Archive for April 2021

Flowering Season

Flowering Season
“The alphabet of the trees is fading in the song of leaves …” —-William Carlos Williams We do not get the news from poems. But spring is here in Chicago, and we are once again saddened by needless death. Shootings in Indianapolis and Austin, Texas. In Chicago, people marched in the streets for Adam Toledo,... Read more »

April, Beginning Again

April,  Beginning Again
April is National Poetry Month, and I’m thinking of TS Eliot, Geoffrey Chaucer and William Shakespeare, who all wrote poems with April in them. I think of William Carlos Williams, and “the song of leaves” So beautiful, this time of new green leaves, and sparrows and robins in the branches. Dawn chorus, and the solitary... Read more »