Category Archives: poetry

New Skills Born of Necessity During The Great Isolation

Joe writes . . .  All of us have learned new skills during The Great Isolation. Out of necessity. My wife, for example, cut my hair and trimmed my Old Man Eyebrows and I look three thousand times better as … Continue reading

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A Northern Michigan Walk in the Woods

Joe Writes . . .  Whan that Aprille with his shoures sote The droghte of Marche hath perced to the rote, And bathed every veyne in swich licour, Of which vertu engendred is the flour; lines 1 – 4 from … Continue reading

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I Hope John Prine Was Right About Old Rivers

Joe Writes . . .  John Prine died from the COVID-19 virus. I not an expert on his music, but I hope he’s right that “old rivers grow wilder every day.” Imagine the river my grandchildren would see if we … Continue reading

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Jenny Kiss’d Me and Natalie Cried

Joe Writes . . .  It has been suggested that more poetry might be helpful during The Great Isolation, and what could it possibly hurt? With a nod to the poets of older days and an explanation that follows . … Continue reading

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Poetry on the Grand River

Not just any old conversation will do . . .

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On Chasing Girls and Movie Stars

A Slice of Life Along the Grand in the Off-Season (Hurray, Hurray: Paddling Begins Again Soon) Joe Writes . . .  Happy St. Patrick’s Day! May God grant you  a first love to chase ’round the playground, a lifelong friend … Continue reading

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On Langston Hughes, Van Morrison and Writing

Joe Writes . . . River’s gonna take you where it wants you to go: can’t tell the wind not to howl or the river not to flow. I have been thinking of writing a piece on the river in … Continue reading

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