Said the Lady to the Man

When Nature gives a gorgeous rose, Or yields the simplest fern, She writes this motto on the leaves—To whom it may concern!” And so it is the poet comes And revels in her bowers, And, though another hold the land, Is owner of the flowers. John Godfrey Saxe To whom it may concern, and darling,…

Light Talks

Thomas Aquinas says something I want to say to you in a poem called, What Does Light Talk About? When you recognize her beauty,the eye applauds, the heart stands in an ovation,and the tongue when she is nearis on its best behavior,it speaks more like light. What does light talk about?I asked a plant that…

Go Round Again

The Virginia-born musician, Swamp Dogg, has just released a new album called “Sorry You Couldn’t Make It.” John Prine joins him on two songs, and in one them they ask life to let them go ‘round again. “Oh life, won’t you afford us another chance? Everything we put our hands on, we blew it. Women,…