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Monticello: Planned and Plantedjonrobisonpoetry

Sun, 26 Nov 2017 21:29:45 +0000

My wife and I went to Monticello, seeing the sights around Washington. Most impressive and most memorable were the trees, We could see that the trees had grown older since Old Tom planned and had them planted at his beautiful … Continue reading (image)

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Making Friends with MSjonrobisonpoetry

Mon, 17 Aug 2015 10:19:18 +0000

I’ve had MS – multiple sclerosis - since 1988 At first it was ‘remitting-relapsing.’ Then it progressed. I can stand up, but I can't walk unassisted. I once loved dancing the hora. I didn’t really know how, but that didn’t … Continue reading (image)

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Remember, Growing Olderjonrobisonpoetry

Mon, 17 Aug 2015 10:07:54 +0000

“I don't remember growing older. When did they?” So sang Tevya, with pride and joy, in 'Sunrise, Sunset'. We also don't remember our friends growing older. Then suddenly. they die. I think how much more I could have learned from … Continue reading (image)

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The Question is Not …jonrobisonpoetry

Mon, 17 Aug 2015 10:04:33 +0000

When Mary was diagnosed with cancer, she was already Stage IV. Do I understand her pain? Of course not. Do I understand her needs? Of course not. Do I understand her anger? Of course not. The question is not: “Do … Continue reading (image)

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And Now …jonrobisonpoetry

Mon, 17 Aug 2015 09:53:02 +0000

She kissed me! at midnight, dreary and weary with her chemotherapy. as we welcomed 2014, the new year. Memories of accomplishments fade, along with the praise of close friends. Memories of conversations fade, and the problems we discussed, and the … Continue reading (image)

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Mon, 17 Aug 2015 09:50:24 +0000

She just slipped away. It’s amazing. One minute, you’re here, the next, you’re gone. She was dying, we knew, barely able to walk. We thought her eyesight was going, at the end. She had lost control of her bowels weeks … Continue reading (image)

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Neither Here nor There on New Year’s Evejonrobisonpoetry

Mon, 17 Aug 2015 09:47:53 +0000

Outside, it is New Year's Eve: Fireworks, noisemakers, parties. People await the magic moment. Inside, I am outside time, listening to the winter lights. I am not at Pittsburgh's 2001 First Night, wandering downtown, trying to choose which performances interest … Continue reading (image)

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Chamber Music Concertjonrobisonpoetry

Mon, 17 Aug 2015 09:44:40 +0000

Tonight, chamber music. I have been arguing and debating, fussing and fuming, about this election for almost a year. For years, actually. And here, right in front of me, the truth. Mendelssohn, Brahms, Bach … Harmony, oneness ... Not just … Continue reading (image)

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Go By Handjonrobisonpoetry

Mon, 17 Aug 2015 09:42:28 +0000

Written before 1968, then lost and forgotten. I remembered it in June 2014,thanks to Linda Bittner recalling to me her past hitchhiking. In the morning’s crystal chill I stand, along the roadway snaking through the land. And which way would … Continue reading (image)

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Holiday Correspondencejonrobisonpoetry

Mon, 17 Aug 2015 09:38:58 +0000

Only some of this applies to me. Jim and Sally moved to Michigan, where she has a great job. My old neighbors moved to the suburbs, and don't like it. Another old neighbor is in a nursing home. Joni and … Continue reading (image)

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