Rain In Summer (Henry Wadsworth Longfellow)

Keeping in April's theme being "Rainfall" and National Poetry Month, I'd like to share another rain-based poem. This time it's in the romantic tradition and one that is more just a celebration of the imagery of rain without any deeper meaning. Well, that's not fair there is a bit of a deeper theme that

Saying Goodbye in Paradise (Or Waiting for the Hurricane)

I’m not sure if this is going to work. Or if it will make any sense let alone be entertaining to read. I guess you can call this an experiment. I am going to write about some recent events in my life unplanned, just off the cuff and see where it leads. And I’ll be

Sand & Sea: The Impermanence of Objects, 1st Meditation

Once, a long time ago, I lived in a house near the edge of the world. In the winter, when the air was still, I would lie awake at night and listen to the Ocean, to the waves. Relentless. Never-ending. In my mind, I could see them. They would turn and curl and fall forward

Otherworldly Reflection: MC Escher’s Puddle

When I was in high school I was a hippie. Not a real hippie, this was the 80s, real hippies didn’t exist anymore. No, I was a pseudo-hippie, a neo-hippie, a wannabe-hippie. I wore tie-dyed t-shirts and went to Grateful Dead shows, I smoked pot and played hacky-sack, I read the beat poets and

A Fantastic Breakdown of the Beatles’ Rain

Every once in a while I stumble upon a happy coincidence. Like for instance the video below. I was researching a completely different subject – not even for this blog actually – when I ran across this short video essay on The Beatles song Rain.  Now as it happens this month’s theme is “Rainfall”

A Line-Storm Song (A Poem by Robert Frost)

In addition to April's theme on DaddyElk being "Rainfall" it is also National Poetry Month, so to celebrate both of those things I thought I'd share a poem by Robert Frost. A Line-Storm Song tells of a man in a relationship who asks his partner to endure it with him. I've always found Frost's

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