Why Am I Alive? Why Is She Dead? No. 3

Shoreline (for Ann) Everything seems so distant now Is Life receding or is Eternity approaching? (Excerpted from Fine Black Lines, (c) 1993, 2003 Lois Tschetter Hjelmstad)  

Why Am I Alive? Why Is She Dead? No. 2

This is August–the month in which I wrote several poems for my dear friend, trying to cope with her dying, trying not to be scared for myself, trying to find courage. (See No. 1) Questions how do you live when your life has been reduced to dying? where do you find some shreds of joy amidst the crying? […]

How Can We Be Loyal Friends?

I found a wonderful post about loyalty over at http://pinkunderbelly.com (click on Loyalty on the right side. Nancy talks about feeling the loss of a favorite baseball player being traded and most of us can relate. I certainly can. Just when I get to know a player and develop an attachment to him (because he is a […]