Poet, Playwright, Workshop Facilitator
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Welcome to daily nature photo and creative writing blog, #NewThisDay

Welcome to my daily nature photo blog

Writing from My Photo Stream ~ Kelly DuMar


#NewThisDay Writing From My Photo Stream

Grapevine in the Morning Meadow

Grapevine in the Morning Meadow

Charles River Trestle Bridge: Two Views

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Shatter me, great wind:
I shall possess the field.
— Richard Wilbur, from Two Voices in a Meadow

As soon as I stepped out doors it started to rain. And then it rained hard. It kept raining, but lighter, then stopped. And then it poured.

While I walked by the river, the woods, over the trestle, down the tracks, into the meadow, I listened to a remarkable podcast I downloaded spontaneously from the New Yorker Poetry podcast. Appropriately, it happened to be this:

Stephen Mitchell Reads Richard Wilbur

Mitchell reads and discusses Richard Wilbur’s poem "Two Voices in a Meadow," and his own translation of “The Death of Argos,” from Homer’s Odyssey. With Paul Muldoon, August 16, 2017.

When I returned my husband asked me how was your walk. O beautiful, I cried. Even in the rain, he asked. Yes, because it rained.

All photos and text copyright Kelly DuMar, unless otherwise attributed