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Tuesday, December 10th

two takes

“I Try” (M. Gray, J. Ruzumna, J. Lim, D. Wilder)

J Dilla (1974-2006), remix, 2006

 

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Macy Gray, 1999

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Chicago

*****

reading table

Threshold
by Rachel Hadas (1948-, Questions in the Vestibule)

The in-between is queasy,
but all is in between.

Midsummer green? Monotonous
when everything is green.

The sea? A glittering question
if everything is sea.

This vestibule? Unsettling.
I teeter first one way

and then the other. In
or out? I am a fool

to be so caught off balance.
All is vestibule.

Saturday, November 30th

like nobody else

Nina Simone (1933-2003, vocals, piano), “Wild Is the Wind” (D. Tiomkin, N. Washington), live, New York, 1964

 

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

*****

reading table

The challenge: balance. Keep it steady,
now sniffing daffodils’ aroma,
now Googling a rare sarcoma.

—Rachel Hadas (1948-), from “Love and Dread” (New Yorker, 11/18/19)

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