veteran’s park is a parcel of land that used to be lake michigan, until landfill was put in. now we have nice museums and trails and marinas and whatnot.
the birds love it too, and so does the ice.
a riprap morning
on milwaukee bay
a beak silhouette
merganser on lake
The kind folks at the Benedictine magazine
Spirit & Life have once again generously let some of my verse into their pages. My thanks as ever to Sr. Sarah Schwartzberg!
Here are a couple on summer feasts, Pentecost and Corpus Christi, in the latest issue.
With the lifting of restrictions at Wisconsin state recreational sites, I’m back on my lockdown project of visiting my regional State Natural Areas with three-liners. Here’s the latest…
state natural area poems #4: kewaskum maple-oak woods
in early spring sun
frogs croak in chorus
bloodroot stands in lobed splendor
Located on the lands of the Northern Unit Kettle Moraine State Forest, Kewaskum Maple-Oak Woods is a set of two parcels east of the Milwaukee River in Washington County, Wisconsin.
Gratitude to the Wisconsin DNR for preserving these lands.
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 (
), along with Dr. Lorena Terando of UW-Milwaukee and former Boswellian Caroline Froh. In the Bosom of the Father
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!