Everything’s Lusher



The glory of the sensual world
may be expanding according
to a crusty New England poet
who astonished the literary world today
with a press-conference revelation
of his researches.  “Everything’s lusher,”
mused the poet, speaking
before an audience of some 50-odd
reporters and photographers
assembled in his garret.
He cited several beautiful flowers
and an extraordinary cloud
that passed over Western Massachusetts,
he says, sometime last week.
“Even the traffic lights,”
mused the poet, “even
the lives of critics.” His comments
have already called forth a universal
cavalcade of assent from commentators
including a posthumous encomium
from Walt Whitman.  “Damn straight
it’s lusher,” Whitman opines in part,
“Fact is, it always was.”

~Michael Lipson

About Laura Grace Weldon

Laura Grace Weldon is the author of two poetry collections --- Blackbird (Grayson Books, 2019) and Tending (Aldrich Press, 2013), as well as Free Range Learning, a handbook of natural learning (Hohm Press, 2010). She lives on Bit of Earth Farm where she's a barely useful farm wench. Although she has deadlines to meet she often wanders from the computer to preach hope, snort with laughter, cook subversively, ponder life’s deeper meaning, talk to chickens and cows, sing to bees, hide in books, walk dogs, concoct tinctures, watch foreign films, and make messy art. Blog: lauragraceweldon.com/blog-2/ FB: facebook.com/FreeRangeLearningCommunity FB: facebook.com/SubversiveCooking FB: facebook.com/laura.euphoria Twitter: @earnestdrollery
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4 Responses to Everything’s Lusher

  1. sarah says:

    I came here to comment on the glorious painting you had in this post … but it has been replaced by the photo instead 🙂 Which is pretty but does not compare to that amazing sky! Blessings to you at this festive time.

  2. Bill says:

    Love this. 🙂 Thanks for sharing.

  3. Margaret says:

    As is so often the case with emails, Laura, I am late to the party, yet this is the perfect time for me to be reading this, just after seeing the beginnings of a gorgeous sunset, and reading of the death of the sister of a dear friend. Wow. Life sure is amazing, and you do such a great job reminding us of that. Bless you!

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