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Monthly Archives: August 2010

Month 1:8

a blue jay in flight —

a winged Santorini


by Therese L. Broderick

Month 1:7

Early marriage is a wetland, a marsh

of co-mingling reeds, breeding birds.

Late marriage is two feathers finding

the border of lake to forest.


by Therese L. Broderick

Month 1:6

My mother loved me the same way

she tended her rock garden, adoring

stone lumps no less than buds

no less than bugs. Hardly weeding.


by Therese L. Broderick

Month 1:5

Last night the hailstones pummeled to the ground

our one sunflower. Today its golden face

still follows the sun, eye on the prize.

Gandhi. Bhutto. King. Aquino.


In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. , and his “I Have  a Dream” speech, August 28, 1963.


by Therese L. Broderick

Month 1:4

The train’s low whistle

blows and blows and blows —

mantra, mantra, mantra

from station to station.

by Therese L. Broderick

Month 1:3

I am fifty-one, I sway

easily in my afternoon, I grow

wise, I grow into

that first tree I loved,

loved to climb as a little girl.

by Therese L. Broderick

Month 1:2

The rain pours and pours

on the tall gushing fountain,

that umbrella of water.

by Therese L. Broderick