The Red Book

Jung’s Red Book, on sale at last! I search for the copy I will purchase; Reject one whose pages fold up at the corners, And another on whose pages the ink became tired and slept, Stopping mid-sentence so Dr. Jung has had to pen the missing words by hand. The...

The Same Boat

We are all in the same boat. Actually, we are all in separate boats; kayaks in this case. But we are all on the same river. And because we are all on the same river, the river is crowded; Bumper to bumper or bow to stern, if you will. And the wakes from all the boats...

Dreaming Across Blogs

This past spring and summer I led poetry classes for middle and high school students in Holyoke, Mass., where sometimes it seems dreams just won’t come true. But the poetry these young people wrote … based on their vision and visions … along with...

A Letter to Anyone

The letter I just wrote is heartfelt, full of salient details and, I admit generic — And now that it’s written, I can check this task off my list. I owe letters to so many people! But reading it over I realize, it’s not appropriate for any of them. Because you...