In search of story


March 17.20

Shamrocks and shillelaghs,

leprechauns and gold,

corned beef and some blarney,

happily rigmaroled,

can’t belay the sadness

or take away the fear,

but can soften “social distance,”

letting words bring us more near.


Wishing us all better times on this St. Paddy’s Day, dear reader.



With many thanks to Susan Rushton

for helping me get photos back in my posts!


Connections: March 17.17

The shade that’s cast by brick and steel

cannot in peace compare

to shade endowed by green —

susurrous emerald air.

It cools the soul and slows the heart

pares our excess ways

says “only this” and makes us stop

to gather up our somedays.

May green be yours, dear reader,

though winter’s not quite gone;

may you see some signs of springtime

and catch a leprechaun.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day, dear reader!

With a shillelagh salute to the S.W. Berg Photo Archives,

Vernon Hill Gallery.