Tag Archives: memory

By Rote

As a child I learned a lot by rote, mostly poems, but they have all vanished with the years. Now I have trouble remembering the list of what I need to do today … A BY ROTE does it matter … Continue reading

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From the Beach

We go for picnics on the beach quite regularly in the summer, love the slap of waves, the lift and dive of gulls, the distant quiet of boats sailing in the bay … FROM THE BEACH this is ocean, these … Continue reading

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The Most Essential Thing

The title of this poem is a quote from Sir William Osler, a Canadian physician and one of the four founding professors of Johns Hopkins Hospital. And friends are the glue of life; they hold us together when things go … Continue reading

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On The Loose

Where have I put my car keys? In the fridge? In the coffee-pot? Have they slid down the stairs and out the door? Did the cat stash them under a cushion (this has happened)? Have I put them in a … Continue reading

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Gone Missing

I don’t think I’m the only one who puts things in safe places and then can’t remember where the safe place is. Or I go looking for something and then can’t remember what I’m looking for. Just those days when … Continue reading

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A Book Called “Poems”

November was the ninth month of the year in the Roman calendar, which is where it gets its name from: the Latin word novem or nine. Then, when the Gregorian calendar was adopted in 1582 it got shifted to being … Continue reading

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