Category Archives: Family

with, find

With grandchildren, find poems! :- Doug.

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Conflict does not

Conflict does not necessitate combat. :- Doug.

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we find our stuff

Just here, in tragedy, we find our stuff. Just here, in our joy and their need. :- Doug.

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children become

The grandchildren become the grandparents. :- Doug.

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Hospitality for strange influencers

Can you, can I, make hospitality in our hearts for a 300 year strange grandchild, a life quite unlike our own? Are we ready for his or her reciprocal influence? :- Doug.

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Grandchildren alive!

Grandchildren alive! :- Doug.

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Inheriting this?

If insanity can be inherited from your children, might you inherit sanity from your grandchildren? :- Doug.

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Dreaming grandchildren and

Dreaming Grandchildren and Ancestors :- Doug.

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What will you tell?

What will you tell grandchildren who come after about this time? :- Doug.

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all grandchildren

We’re all grandchildren. :- Doug.

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Do the patriotic thing

Do the patriotic thing—get vaccinated against covid—and fears. :- Doug.

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Unfasten great hopes

We fasten great hopes on the next generation and are often disappointed; perhaps we could unfasten, perhaps we could extend our ambit. :- Doug.

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Security to do lasting

Our society has provided us Social Security. We might, if we consider, find now encouragement to do things lasting. :- Doug.

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Fresh is the snow

I love, I love fresh is the snow—the wind quickens my step—& breath :- Doug.

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Must forgive oneself

One must forgive oneself. It is the first step in forgiving ones you love. :- Doug.

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Not close enough

An old joke about the mathematician and the engineer: each step only takes him half the distance to his lover. The mathematician will never get there; the engineer will get close enough. In covid time we can get to within … Continue reading

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Throwaway year

Throwaway year this need not be we can learn —and better unlearn— from finally realizing our sisters and brothers as kin, as real, as us from facing death as near as breath from upheaval in our civic space —and better … Continue reading

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