Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

November 15, 2020
by jenniferpuryear

Sunday Morning: 3 Poems

I hope you’ll find beauty and solace in these wildly different poems, as I have. They are each, in their way, about patience. But first, a tiny joke! My sweet friend sends me one each day as I’m living the sofa life. The past, present, and future walk into a bar… It was tense. 😄 Patience Taught by Nature by Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-1861) “O …

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November 12, 2020
by jenniferpuryear

Bacon On The Sofa…

When God, the universe, and a small puppy knock you off your feet so completely that you break both ankles, it feels kind-of personal. In an Old Testament kind of way.  An invisible match still burns the toes on my left foot. Super grateful it’s not a blow torch any more! I’m motivated to learn what I should. I’ve been thinking about habits of mind, …

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November 1, 2020
by jenniferpuryear

Sunday Morning with Barbara Kingsolver

Barbara Kingsolver has a new book of poetry out – “How to Fly (In Ten Thousand Easy Lessons)”. It is marvelous. Her poems are readable, easy on the ears, honest; they cut to the heart of things. They sometimes feel like hard-won wisdom; they are never smug or self-satisfied. Her poems sound like poems written by a novelist. Words are workaday things that might take you …

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September 6, 2020
by jenniferpuryear

In My Mother’s Garden

Dear Bacon Friends – I just spent several nights at my parents’ home, and in my mother’s garden the flowers were whispering rather loudly amongst themselves… In the magical garden September Cle – o – me feel bound by the ground so they aim for the sky. Oh sky, Oh sky! Cry September Cle – o – me, We do not know why but we must …

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