Cherry Blossoms in D. C.

photograph by Mary Collopy


for Paul Celan

the lit match sputters in

dark water

long enough

to hear stone


~ Donna Fleischer
(first publication)

Nina Simone / Feelin’ Good


The Pleiades disappear,

the pale moon goes down.

After midnight, time blurs:

sleepless, I lie alone.

~ Sappho, Sam Hamill, trans.

Gil-Scott Heron

from his new album, I’m New Here

Mary Oliver

Poet Mary Oliver wows her Cleveland audience | –

Victoria de los Angeles ~ Pie Jesu – Fauré Requiem