Category: Johntext Texas

  • Try to Praise the Mutilated World

    Praise the mutilated world and the grey feather a thrush lost, and the gentle light that strays and vanishes and returns. From “Try to Praise the Mutilated World” by Adam Zagajewski This week’s Mnemosyne (#41) is dedicated to the community of Newtown, Connecticut: Melissa Studdard is on Facebook and Twitter. She writes on Johntext […]

  • Jacqueline Sheehan

    Jacqueline is a psychologist, a New York Times bestselling author, a yoga and writing teacher, and a dog lover (dogs are often major characters in her work). I can’t wait to talk with her on Monday! Quoted from Tiferet Journal: ( They’ll be discussing Sheehan’s emotionally-riveting work, with a focus on the novel ”Picture This” […]

  • The Little Stone

    Emily Dickinson, Mnemosyne 40 How happy is the little Stone That rambles in the Road alone, And doesn’t care about Careers And Exigencies never fears — Whose Coat of elemental Brown A passing Universe put on, And independent as the Sun Associates or glows alone, Fulfilling absolute Decree In casual simplicity —     […]

  • Icarus Practicing

    A few lines from a poem in response to John Sokol’s magnificent painting, Icarus Practicing: Stretch them wide as God’s first breath. From tip to tip there is no time. Just the rumbling of a tune in your makeshift beak, and bright sky galloping through the hollow of bone . . .   Melissa Studdard […]