Song Lyrics from the Villagers

This beautiful song is sad and sweet. The words alone don’t do it justice, but were worthy of including on everydaypoet. Nothing Arrived by Villagers Savannah scatters and the seabird sings So why should we fear what travel brings? What were we hoping to get out of this? Some kind of momentary bliss? I waited…

One Art by Elizabeth Bishop

This is one of my all time favorite poems about our inability to prepare for and handle loss, despite previous disappointments, practice and even cynicism. There is a newness to fresh loss and a depth that sorrow can strike, even when we use our best efforts to thwart unexpected pain.   One Art The art…

This month births tragedies.

    No one told me to wear armor today. I really didn’t know. I wasn’t totally awake when the blows started. And, to be honest, it’s been like this two weeks. Waking up to unexpected battles. I wasn’t able to dodge the news about Dan’s death.   And there was more. Nothing softened the…