Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

March 3, 2021
by jenniferpuryear

Skeletons on the Shore

Walking slowly – ankles aching – you tend to see the small things on the shore. Each shell a death – they delight and enchant. I can’t quite wrap my mind around that. Is it something to do with mortality – the big picture – what we leave behind, un(in)tended? In the right light it’s all beautiful. (Sounds like I’m lit; sadly not.) I imagine a beach scattered …

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June 21, 2016
by jenniferpuryear

maggie and millie and molly and may

In honor of yesterday’s Summer Solstice, I give you today’s Bacon: one of the loveliest poems ever, by e.e. cummings… maggie and milly and molly and may went down to the beach(to play one day) and maggie discovered a shell that sang so sweetly she couldn’t remember her troubles,and milly befriended a stranded star whose rays five languid fingers were; and molly was chased by …

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