Category Archives: Poetry

The Reluctant Traveler Celebrates Introverts

Film is one of my favorite arts which is why I spend so much money and time streaming movies. This morning I watched Personal Shopper—in her re-invented career, Kristen Stewart is starring in French films and is as remarkable as … Continue reading

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PM Press holiday sale includes Le Guin’s Late in the Day

Late in the Day: Poems 2010-2015 by Ursula K. Le Guin

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#ZenTao Update

A few years back, I fell into the habit of writing a daily haiku and posting it on social media. The first year, I called it the #joyproject and for the last two I’ve called it #zentao (after the old … Continue reading

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The Reluctant Traveler Goes Through the Looking Glass

Recently, in a story I wrote for my small, long-surviving writers group, I quoted from the following poem: ’Twas brillig, and the slithy toves        Did gyre and gimble in the wabe: All mimsy were the borogoves,       And the mome … Continue reading

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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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