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Iris - by David St. John - Vivian St. John (1981-1974) There is a train inside this iris: You think I'm crazy, & like to say boyish & outrageous things. No, there is A train inside this iris. It's a child's finger bearded in black banners. A single window like... Read more →

Posts prior to 2015 first appeared on my previous website, memory & desire (memoryanddesire.net).


"Keep me fully glad..." - by Rabindranath Tagore - Keep me fully glad with nothing. Only take my hand in your hand. In the gloom of the deepening night take up my heart and play with it as you list. Bind me close to you with nothing. I will spread... Read more →

Posts prior to 2015 first appeared on my previous website, memory & desire (memoryanddesire.net).


Wisteria - by Philip Levine - The first purple wisteria I recall from boyhood hung on a wire outside the windows of the breakfast room next door at the home of Steve Pisaris. I loved his tall, skinny daughter, or so I thought, and I would wait beside the back... Read more →

Posts prior to 2015 first appeared on my previous website, memory & desire (memoryanddesire.net).


My grandfather was a talented gardener and though I remember plenty of marigolds planted in his yard, I don't think he grew any roses. Still, he always had catalogs from nurseries and rose growers laying around. I have always been a bit of a reference material freak, and for me,... Read more →

Posts prior to 2015 first appeared on my previous website, memory & desire (memoryanddesire.net).