The poems of May Sarton

Old poems are new poems,

the first time you read ‘em…

May Sarton? Who?

If you tend to like poetry that’s lucid, natural, literate, and profoundly observant, I think you’d like to get to know the work of May Sarton. She’s a compelling discovery for me.

Here’s a sample:

“…your special gift,

A detached joy that flowers and makes bloom

The longest silence in the silent room —

And there would be no music if you left.”

May Sarton (Eleanore Marie Sarton) (1912–1995)

Whenever you’re feeling the love,

tu aimeras aussi la musique.

From “Evening Music” in Selected Poems of May Sarton

W. Norton & Company, Inc., New York, 1978, 49.

Book review — an exotic book

by Robert Louis Stevenson,

reminding us that

“many waters cannot quench love”

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On this website you can read: my poetry in free verse and 5–7–5 format — nature poems, love poems, poems about grandchildren, and a spectrum of other topics — written in a way that makes it possible for you to know, as precisely as possible, what’s going on in my mind and in my imagination; thoughtful book reviews that offer some exceptional critique of the book instead of a simple book summary; examinations of history that did and didn’t happen; examples of my love affair with words; reflections on the quotations, art, and wisdom of famous and not-so-famous people, and occasional comments on politics and human nature.

Your comments on my poems, book reviews and other posts are welcome.

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“Stone things,”

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