Friday, May 22, 2020

Friday Poem

Environmental & Science Education
Art and Environment
Edward Hessler

Greetings from St. Paul on day #143 of the 21st week of 2020. About 39 percent of the year is in our rear view mirror and it has been 140 days between our first Friday (January 3) and today (May 20). Twenty-nine days from now will be the Summer Solstice, the first day of the slow slide into fall and eventually winter. Here there will be 15 h 07 m and 18 s of glorious light with the sun rising at 5:36 am and setting at 8:43 pm.

Morgan Alexander Yesnes, a young man whom I didn't know lived his life in very dark shadows cast by ill-health--10 years of his life were described as mostly normal. I liked what he had to say about greeting a new day: Every day you wake up, you live.

Today's poem is another by the late Maxine Kumin.

You may think she is the only poet I know and I hope I've not send more of her poems than you want. But my, what a poet!

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