This is just to say
I have taken the last piece of pie
that was left in the tin
and which you’d probably expected
to see this evening after dinner.
It was so tempting
And, yes, as irresistible as you.
………………( with thanks to William Carlos Williams
…………………….and an apology to a Better-Than- Great Guy)
And for Halloween : Why not???
William Carlos Williams
You Will Need
A bowl of plums
A red wheelbarrow full of candy
Here’s the incommensurably great WCW ~
(Rob Diaz de Villegas is a producer, editor, and director for WFSU-TV. This is his desktop photo.)
I roll a blanket on either side of the babies’ heads out in the stroller
to protect them from the bumps in the road.
Just like the trillions of oysters*
who stabilized NYC’s shoreline
with their undulating, contoured beds that speed-bump waves.
But for 400 years we humans have eaten,
pummeled, & ground down those oyster beds.
So, no bivalves to soften a wave surge,
but I’ve got my elbow crooked to shelter the babies.
*Paul Greenberg author of Four Fish
(Photo by Ted Jackson/The Times-Picayune archive)
http://wfsu.org/blog-coastal-health/?p=1032 http://www.nola.com/dining/index.ssf/2012/10/could_thriving_oyster_beds_hav.html http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/30/opinion/an-oyster-in-the-storm.html?ref=opinion&_r=0
FEMA will respond quickly and effectively to the heavy flooding
(the famed boardwalk’s already flooded);
respond just like birds who survive because of their alertness,
quick responses,and ability to adjust
due to a fast metabolism fueled by internal heat.
Sandy will wreck havoc on public facilities and infrastructure,
the fuel that ensures fast response, will be there–
unless Mitt gets his way and guts it.