Imago lacus

The picture above was taken by a dear friend, the American poet Debra Kang Dean (please do not use it without permission). I met Debra three years before, when I went to Walden to work with his late husband Brad, a great Thoreau scholar. Once we spent hours tracking this quotation: "Some men go fishing all their lives without ever realizing it's not fish they are after." We concluded that Thoreau never wrote it, but si non è vero...

Wednesday, December 28, 2011


si existen amapolas
que hables de ti

How enigmatic—
in a world filled with poppies
to talk about you.

J. Riechmann
El común de los mortales

Photo by A. J. Lopes

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