The DitchRider's Blog – September 2011 Archive (4)

The Sunday Poem: Julie Brokken... I Met Hafez

Strange things happen on the road.  Unforgettable things.  It is one of the great themes of literature.  "I Met Hafez was inspired by actually having a flat tire as described and meeting a young man named Hafez who stopped to help me...sometimes the cosmos just hands you one."

 

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Added by The DitchRider on September 25, 2011 at 8:00am — 7 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Birdie Jaworski... Found in the City Different

Not all is quaintness and charm in Santa Fe.  In the midst of it all, clues to an individual's struggle with life can still be seen.

 

Birdie Jaworski lived in Santa Fe and Las Vegas, NM before moving to Albuquerque.  Her memoir,…

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Added by The DitchRider on September 18, 2011 at 8:00am — 5 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Margaret Randall... Anniversary

Very few events are known solely by their dates.  Today is the tenth anniversary of one of them.  9-11 shaped the last decade.  And yet, as Margaret Randall concludes, "We who so loudly proclaim we are above the fray / stagger in pits of danger still."

 

 Albuquerque poet Margaret…

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Added by The DitchRider on September 11, 2011 at 8:05am — 8 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Sandra Vallie... talking fears such fears

Everyone knows you can't go home again.  But we do.  For most, there may be a little sadness mixed in with those memories. Others deal with it as best they can. But in the end, maybe the advice in the last line of this poem is the best.   

 

I moved to Albuquerque a year ago from…

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Added by The DitchRider on September 4, 2011 at 8:47am — 6 Comments

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