Category Archives: Poetry

Poem Written in 1991

Ursula K. Le Guin, photo by Marian Wood Kolisch

oem Written in 1991

When the Soviet Union Was Disintegrating

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The Jaguar

Ursula K. Le Guin, photo by Marian Wood Kolisch

The Jaguar
Ursula K. Le Guin

the ghost of a jaguar walks through the fence
the jaguar is our freedom Continue reading

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The Zentao Project

I’ve been doing a daily haiku for a couple of years now. Every morning I try to get down the thoughts that are foremost in my mind. I call it “Zentao” because that was Zen, but this is Tao. Since … Continue reading

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Guest post via Ursula K. Le Guin: “The Wall” by Anita Endrezze

Anita Endrezze

Build a wall of saguaros,
butterflies, and bones
of those who perished
in the desert. Continue reading

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A thanksgiving

Ursula K. Le Guin, photo by Marian Wood Kolisch

A thanksgiving
Poetry by Ursula K. Le Guin Continue reading

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The California Coast in Haiku and Pictures

pacific sunset

We’re headed to the Tiptree Symposium – which is celebrating Ursula K. Le Guin this year – by taking back roads up the California coast to get to Eugene, Oregon. Here are some pictures along with some haiku I wrote … Continue reading

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The Election, Lao Tzu, a Cup of Water

Ursula K. Le Guin, photo by Marian Wood Kolisch

The Election, Lao Tzu, a Cup of Water By Ursula K. Le Guin Americans have voted for a politics of fear, anger, and hatred, and those of us who oppose this politics are now trying to figure out how we … Continue reading

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Health Update

Ursula K. Le Guin, photo by Marian Wood Kolisch

I’m sorry about not keeping up my blog posts, but everything got interrupted for me this summer when my congenital heart murmur (leaky valve) finally began to exact its toll. I spent a few days in hospital, have been home now for three weeks. Doing fine but not doing very much — and that looks to be the way it will be for a while… Continue reading

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The ZenTao Haiku

pumpkin

Last year I did what I called the #joyproject – a daily message on Facebook and Twitter about something I experienced that brought me joy. I didn’t start out to write a daily haiku, but somehow that format took over … Continue reading

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Poems That Make Grown Women Cry

Poems That Make Grown Women Cry

I chose Robinson Jeffers’ “Hurt Hawks” because it always makes me cry. I’ve never yet got through the last lines without choking up. Jeffers is an uneven poet, and this is an uneven pair of poems, intemperate and unreasonable. Jeffers casts off humanity too easily. But he was himself a kind of maimed, hurt hawk, and his identification with the birds is true compassion. He builds pain unendurably so that we can know release. –UKL Continue reading

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