Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Steve Lewandowski

We all got up and drove quickly to
the farmers' market to buy cases
of broccoli, crates of celery, several
bunches of leeks with a strong smell,
boxes of meaty cauliflower blossoms, dirt
caked beets & a basket of huge carrots.

from Write a poem using the word "suffuse"

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

The Writers' Almanac

About Eudora Welty's house:
You can tour her house and garden in Jackson [Mississippi] for $5, the house at 1119 Pinehurst Street that Welty moved into in 1925 with her parents when she was 16 and lived in until she died in 2001. The garden was planted by her mother Chestina so that there'd be something in bloom each season. There are larkspur, hollyhocks, and snapdragons for the spring; phlox, zinnias, and blue salvia for the summer; asters, chrysanthemums, and spider lilies for the fall, and camellias and pansies in winter. 
 --"The Writers' Almanac," April 13, 2016

Tuesday, April 5, 2016


You know what's great? I can buy my kayak in the same place where I buy my bacon! Also, playground sand! 

--My spouse, expounding upon the virtues of Menards