Heart Happy (cathy_edgett) wrote,
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Poems from MAC

I mentioned I attended the Poetry and End of Life event. We were each given a booklet of poems. I'm typing in the titles here in case you are interested. If you can't find a poem that intrigues you, let me know, and I will type it in for you.



MAC Anthology of Poetry - 2013 - MAC - Memory and Aging Center


Poems by Jane Hirshfield:


Alzheimer’s

The Pear

The Decision

Pompeii

Vinegar and Oil

A Day Is Vast

Suitcase

Once, I

When Your Life Looks Back

In My Wallet I Carry A Card

French Horn

The Problem

Zero Plus Anything is a World

My Weather

Like Two Negative Numbers Multiplied by Rain

It Was Like This: You Were Happy



MAC Favorite Poems


Love Minus Zero/No Limit by Bob Dylan

Monet Refuses the Operation by Lisel Mueller

Portrait of the Artist as a Prematurely Old Man by Odgen Nash

Door in the Dark by Robert Frost

Prayer by Jorie Graham

Night Thoughts by Li Bai (translated by Herbert A. Giles

On Death by Kahlil Gibran

Cantares by Antonio Machado

Flags and Candles by Glyn Maxwell

Mending Wall by Robert Frost

The Tyger by William Blake

Bringing My Son to the Police Station to be Fingerprinted by Shoshauna Shy

At the Twilight by Rumi

A Blessing by James Wright

Tidal Moments by Tim Garthwaite

The Pig by Roald Dahl

A Sentinel Stillness by Tim Garthwaite



Poems of the Month


February: Touch Me by Stanley Kunitz

March: Nontime by Julia Hartwig

Return to My Childhood Home by Julia Hartwig

Feeling the Way by Julia Hartwig

April: In Our Rented Cabin by Dan Gerber

Night Thoughts While Traveling by Tu Fi (TR. by Jane Hirshfield)

May: “Ninety” by Shirley Kaufman

June: Winter Garden by Pablo Neruda

Ode to Age by Pablo Neruda

Ode to Time by Pablo Neruda

July:  And I Was Alive by Osip Mandelstam

August: Any Woman by Linda Pastan

September: “Had I Not Been Awake” by Seamus Heaney

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