To the Dust of the Road, by W. S. Merwin

I found this in my 180 More anthology. I love the careful rhyming that is quieted by the lengths of the sentences, how, reading it aloud, I want to pause mid-line, making the rhymes fall irregularly internally.

That structure, that soft nudge toward reading it conversationally, in a low voice, finding my way to the invisible punctuation, made me want to read it three times, four, five, and I in my initial rush read it as if it were a poem about travelling, about the dust on your own feet as you rush through and across the world, but no, it's an ode, to dust, to road dust,

Gabriele Münter and Breakfast of the Birds

This week I discovered Gabriele Münter; I was looking up famous German women, and her name appeared on one of the lists I found.

The National Museum of Women in the Arts has her Breakfast of the Birds, which is a lovely work that I think I'm going to copy or at least follow for Draw a Bird Day.

Driving Over Lemons

Author: 
Chris Stewart
Started: 
February 16, 2021

I picked this up at the library book sale a few years ago when I was paying extra attention to the travel section.

Tlayudas

A few weeks ago, I watched City of Gold, a great documentary about Jonathan Gold, a groundbreaking food critic who wrote about food and music in Los Angeles.

I was fascinated by the footage of the big pizza-like things with the long shreds of what looked like cheese.

a great comment on Pixar from Letterboxd

I just rediscovered Letterboxd via a post on MetaFilter, and found a delightful take on Pixar movies over the years as a review of Soul.

turtles and butterflies

I love turtles, and I love butterflies.

This 2019 WikiMedia Picture of the Year gives me both.

A butterfly feeding on the tears of a turtle in Ecuador.jpg

Zucchini Shofar

I subscribe to two daily poetry email lists: the Poem of the Day from the Poetry Foundation and Poem-a-Day from Poets.org.

A recent Poem of the Day was Tell the Bees by Sarah Lindsay, which intrigued me enough to go look at some of her other works.

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