Today I ran the furthest iv ever ran…. 6 miles. Not particularly quickly. Plus its only half of what iv got to do. But I didnt collapse. Used to do no exercise. And another 7 weeks… i think il be ready.
#animals #cute #radio #hospitalradio
#poem #poetry #spokenword #merwin
Merwin often puts his readers in the position he was in then—entranced by sounds, confused by words. In this mode, he is childlike but not childish, as in this poem about a child, “Far Along in the Story,” from The Shadow of Sirius (2008):
The boy walked on with a flock of cranes
following him calling as they came
from the horizon behind him
sometimes he thought he could recognize
a voice in all that calling but he
could not hear what they were calling …
"On Being Awarded the Pulitzer Prize" in the June 3, 1971, issue of The New York Review of Books outlining his objections to the Vietnam War and stating that he was donating his prize money to the draft resistance movement." #wsmerwin
Reading up on #wsmerwin…
"As a child, he was enamored of the natural world, sometimes finding himself talking to the large tree in his back yard. He was also fascinated with things that he saw as links to the past"
At #bookbreak the story was #goodnightmrtom +the poem was far along in the story by ws merwin-Linked by ideas of strong childhood influences
My friend saw on Animal Planet that Golden Retriever’s mouths are so soft they can carry eggs without breaking them, so she tested it.
Off to #bookbreak later… Tea… Reading shorts stories and poems out loud in a group… And discussing. Lovely.
Made some progress with my puzzle – View on Path.
We won the quiz again!
Parts 3 and 4 of #colingoestoghana coming atcha now on @thedogwhatblogs http://www.thedogwhatblogs.com/?p=1483
And the best thing of all… A night in with the lovely Alyssa