Monthly Archives: October 2014

Dylan Thomas and Fern Hill

I was surprised to learn that Laugharne, Wales is happily celebrating Dylan Thomas’s centenary this month. A small fishing village on Carmarthen Bay, Laugharne is just down the coast from the town of Carmarthen where I spent a semester abroad … Continue reading

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October’s Bright Blue Weather

O suns and skies and clouds of June, And flowers of June together, Ye cannot rival for one hour October’s bright blue weather…   It’s the kind of brisk, newly pressed autumn day my mother would have chosen to recite the above … Continue reading

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Paris Markets and Wild Mushroom Persillade

Every neighborhood in Paris has its own open-air “marché volant” which literally means “flying market” because it seems to pop up magically a couple of times a week around 8:00 in the morning and then disappear again without a trace … Continue reading

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The Wild Braid of Creation

The poet Stanley Kunitz (1905 – 2006) summered in Provincetown for nearly 50 years where, over the decades, he built an extensive and apparently magnificent garden. His first collection of poems was published in 1930 and he continued to write … Continue reading

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