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The ebbing tide has drained the ocean floor, a flat expanse of glistening, naked sand; its sheen reflects a sullen overcast, the white above, a silver film beneath. The summer boarding houses past the dunes have porches facing east, and … Continue reading

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9 Ideas for Challenge classes during National Poetry Month

My students in the Challenge III program of Classical Conversations study five Shakespeare plays, and work on poetry through the year. But because they are so busy, poetry gets put aside, and we sip a thin broth on poetry sharing … Continue reading

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The Daily Poet

On a blog named “Letters from Heart’s Content”, surely the┬áreader expects to read something new from time to time. Fresh out of the oven, slathered with butter, here it is. Gotham Writers Workshop offers some dynamite writing courses online. My … Continue reading

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The Invitation of the Bench in the Garden

The luxury of two benches in my garden gives me a seat to contemplate the other, nestled between astilbe and hosta, empty in the shade-dappled sun. It faces the jade-green birdbath tall among geraniums, sun glinting on the rippling water, … Continue reading

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