Friday, February 24, 2006


The Great Blog Silence of 2006

I'm putting up this post so that when this loooooong hiatus eventually ends, and I want to talk about things that were going on in the interim, I'll have something to link to. There are good things to report and many things worth posting, but right now finishing up the dissertation is occupying my time to the exclusion of everything else. I anticipate that the Great Blog Silence will end sometime shortly after March 17: D-Day.

Monday, February 13, 2006


Two snow poems

"Dust of Snow"
by Robert Frost

The way a crow
Shook down on me
The dust of snow
From a hemlock tree

Has given my heart
A change of mood
And saved some part
Of a day I had rued.


Untitled, from Given: Poems
By Wendell Berry

When we convene again
to understand the world,
the first speaker will again
point silently out the window
at the hillside in its season,
sunlit, under the snow,
and we will nod silently,
and silently stand and go.

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