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Poison Ivy, A Poem

Poison Ivy, A Poem Leaves of three, let them be, Except they be my property. The pile on the ground, about two feet high, is all poison ivy, with some unavoidable pachysandra collateral damage, and some intentional wild grape, English ivy, and maple saplings thrown...

Weary, with empty throat, stands Tantalus

From the exquisite 13 Apr 2019 performance of The Waking Sun by the Cornell University Chamber Singers with Baroque orchestra of strings, theorbo, and organ, conducted by Stephen Spinelli, movement 4: Weary, with empty throat, stands Tantalus; above his guilty head...

Reflections on Easter Vigil

The end of Lent, Good Friday behind, not yet Easter, and the strangest liturgy of the Church Year: Easter Vigil. There is nothing remotely like the Vigil…. Here’s the essay on the Prelude Music Planner blog of Augsburg Fortress: Reflections on Easter...