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December 13, 2020


Lovey, intriguing, mysterious.

Thanks for the comment, Maureen.

Oh Terence
I am crying.
And this is my own poem! How embarrassing. But that you added Ken Flynn. How kind. How thoughtful for you to bring him back for the day.
And thank you Maureen for reading.
And Terence. Is it because Ken is a "Flynn?" And you are distant cousins? He says Thank you. I say I Love You.

as all who know grace and her work understand, she is a national treasure....and this poem is just another reason why...

This poem brought tears. It rings so true, deeply wrenching, and, yet, beautiful. It touched my heart.

Grace, the poet who asks questions and really wants to hear the answers. To see Grace and Ken together was to be welcomed into their joint radiance. Beautiful poem. Thank you.

Grace---you wrote a beautiful poem (many beautiful poems).

I'm honored to have a chance to present this one here.

Thanks, mo chara. I couldn't agree more.

Thanks, Mary. I thought of you and & Tom when I first read Grace's poem.

Oh Grace, this is so moving and so--forgive me for saying so!--graceful. A gorgeous poem!"[T]eaching myself to live under the weight of visibility." Yes, we are all trying to learn that lesson, to ready ourselves for the next phase. You are my soul's teacher. I will always see you and hear your voice, even after both of us live only in the ether. How lucky I feel to know you--and to have known your brave pilot, too.

Thanks, Beth. Grace is a treasure.

What a beautiful poem! I never met Ken, but I feel his presence through such movingly expressed love. And it helps me feel that the love in us survives.

Grace Cavalieri, the great Poet Laureate of Maryland, has written yet another true, beautiful, and moving poem. Thank you for continually inspiring us, Grace. It is also wonderful to see the photo of Ken and his work. I only wish I had had the chance to see you two artists together. Thank you, BAP, for this stirring feature.

This poem of “smaller celebrations “ comes from a large and beautiful and loving heart. How fortunate I am to live in Maryland with the exquisite Grace Cavalieri as my poet laureate. If I didn’t live here already I’d move here! This poem sculpts an emotional landscape both delicate and strong. It’s a poem between two people and yet I feel welcome as listener and observer, so I may learn and grow in my own living.

Grace, this is one of the most beautiful poems about your ever lasting relationship with Ken. So delicate and moving, especially as Ken is still a presence also for me. It was a privilege to know him and to have seen you together. That makes the poem all the more special to me. One of those that I have saved and that I will read many more times.

The poem is a wonder. I'm so moved by the line "to live under the weight of visibility."

Grace celebrates with exquisite tenderness the joy and cruelty of memory and time's passage.
Being with Grace and Ken was a delight. Thanks for celebrating her genius and the man she loves.

This is a poem to be inscribed on that stone tablet we keep in the back room preparing it lovingly for our family, our friends, our heirs. After we are gone the words on the tablet will visit the imaginations of new readers, new explorers. Thank you for this amazing grace, this poem.

Just gorgeous - it is so poignant and so. many beautiful images. thank you for sharing this

Good poem! I love the line about moving the heart. - Mark Dawson

How beautiful, and perfect with that photo.

This poem made me feel the feelings I work hard to keep under wraps. I'm shattered again.

Nonetheless, thank you.


Thanks for the comment, Christine.

There's so much going on here...I had to read it twice!

Good man, Mike!

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