Bonnie Larson Staiger

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Throughout her lifetime of writing poetry, Mary Oliver was largely ignored by the literary establishment. Crickets. I have the sense she was humored, discounted, or metaphorically speaking patted on the head for being too plain-spoken. Yet, countless readers have found a home in her words, her style, and her reverence. Some found a greater appreciation …

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Seraphim in Snow Neither starshine nor moonlight. Instead, snow shine wraps me in diamond dust at midnight’s hour. Clouds cling to the earth, yet a thousand celestial luminaria light this solstice night. In the yard a host of snow angels pressed everywhere. No sounds, no footfalls. No crinkle of crenelated wings.         …

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I restrained myself to 3 of her poems. Not an easy constraint because I could have easily included many more—her work is that inspiring. It is grounded, tactile, and rich in imagery. The Moose inspired my poem, Shuttle to Rockport by the Sea.  She said it took her 20 years to write and finish that …

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In the noise and busyness of the season, here are a few from Kay Ryan, who boasted about living a quiet life and having a blank history. She says, “My poems talk about that palpable silence – a creamy, latexy kind of silence, that when we’re experiencing it, is as a dream luxury.” SPIDERWEB From …

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