Summer Poems 2016

I hope you enjoy these poems here in the midst of summer. To me they are memorable and surprising in their clear and lovely evocation of simple things, like rain, anxiety, wonder, and silence. —MJH     SEVENTEEN WAYS OF SAYING RAIN —Beth Paulson The Japanese have seventeen words for rain. Diane Ackerman Rain that … Continue reading Summer Poems 2016

Land in the Sky: Behave

For the last six weeks I’ve been “weeding the woods.” That’s what my neighbor George calls my crusade against garlic mustard. Also known as Alliaria petiolata, garlic mustard is labeled by environmental authorities as an “invasive species.” Not that there’s anything wrong with invasive species—I’m one myself, maybe you are too—but garlic mustard is an … Continue reading Land in the Sky: Behave