THE POET BY DAY

Daily Archives: May 14, 2019

My mom had her first mastectomy in 1949 when she was pregnant with me.  Things were different then. Mom and her contemporaries had no support after mastectomy. They had the surgery, were sent to get fitted for prostheses … and that was that. There were no hospital or clinic classes in art and poetry for healing. There were no support groups, no talk therapy. Perhaps worst of all, there was no privacy about medical records. My mother actually turned… Read More

Who Has Seen the Wind? Who has seen the wind: Neither I nor you. But when the leaves hang trembling, The wind is passing through. Who has seen the wind? Neither you nor I. But when the trees bow down their heads, The wind is passing by. – Christina Rossetti, The Complete Poems (Penguin Classics) The last Wednesday Writing Prompt, Foraging for Blackberries, May 8 was a call to write about observations of climate… Read More