hairy woodpeckers chasing thru beeches,
moss shrouds scarlet elfcups—
a living world entire between
Kurtz Woods is a small stand of woods relatively unaltered, growing on undulating sandy moraine and simply wonderful to take a moseying walk through.
Thank you, Ozaukee Washington Land Trust, for tending this patch of earth for us!
The good folks at Commonweal just published a short reflection piece I wrote up for the Advent season on their website.
It speaks to the expectant waiting encouraged by the liturgy during Advent, with help from the western monastic tradition’s central practice of rumination.
A big thank you to the editors and readers of Commonweal, and a happy Advent to everyone!
This coming Tuesday, November 26th at 7 pm, anyone in the Milwaukee area who wants to support translators and/or the literary arts in general should come on down to Boswell Book Company on Downer Ave. (more details on their homepage).
I’ll be talking about and reading from my translation of Swami Abhishiktananda’s French poems (In the Bosom of the Father), along with Dr. Lorena Terando of UW-Milwaukee and former Boswellian Caroline Froh.
After brief readings from each of us, we’ll have a Q&A about translation in general and the works themselves.
Hope to see folks there!