Walking the Salient I

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If you don’t know what you’re looking at, around Ypres, you think it’s prosperous, green, flourishing farm country. Because it is. I’m back in Flanders, focused on a series of poems centered here, in the … Read More

Speaking of Shiva

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Shiva, as Nataraja, dancing the universe in and out of existence, in bronze. The pot is a god. The winnowing fan is a god. The stone in the street is a god. The comb is … Read More

Thalassa! Thalassa!

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Kannyakumari, at the southern tip of India, where the Bay of Bengal and the Arabian Sea meet the Indian Ocean. Offshore, the towering statue of Tamil poet-saint Tiruvalluvar.