Pastoral Prayer on Grief

  Poem (and photo) by Melinda Bruno-Smith * I feel the loss, as you do. My heart aches for something to hold on to Comfort to ease the pain, the fear of not knowing. * It’s like a raft has pushed away from the shore of my knowing With me on it And you are Read More…

May 2020 Literary Recommendations

We had our May, 2020, meeting via Zoom because of the pandemic. Like the April one, this was a wonderful event. It’s been so nice to see good friends, even if virtually, during isolation.  May 1, 2020 (via ZOOM) LINCOLN LITERARY SOCIETY RECOMMENDATIONS FICTION – “The Cure for Sorrow: A Book of Blessings for Times Read More…

April, 2020, recommendations

To begin and to end with Billy Collins – perfect! So here is a picture. And enjoy some of his awesomeness at the bottom. FICTION – “Deal Killer” by Neil Sanders (Judy) https://www.amazon.com/Deal-Killer-Neal-Sanders/dp/1482077817 -“Peter Pan” by James Matthew Barry (Judy, Daniela) https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34268.Peter_Pan -“The Story of Doctor Dolittle” -original unabridged version – by Hugh Lofting (Daniela) Read More…

Love of books & a wreck of a library

  I just came across this amazing picture of the Holland House, located in London, bombed during World War II. The building was severely destroyed and was never rebuilt to reflect its original grandeur. Such was famine, boredom, and sadness, people kept coming to the library wing anyway, looking for a good read. You can read about Read More…

Shiny Shadow

(A poem by Daniela Caride)   I got this little dog   He is regarded for his spots And ignored for his heritage   Not everyone enjoys a mutt But the ones who do — gentle souls They relish in the opportunity To guess his many breeds   This little dog Asks for very little Read More…

Thoreau’s bicentennial

More wonderful stuff our Society members recommended, folks! This stash refers to our meetings in July and August 2017. It was Thoreau’s bicentennial, so here is a beautiful picture of Walden Pond, so close to us all in Lincoln (geographically and emotionally). FICTION -“The Bostonians” by Henry James (Debbie) – “The Children Act” by Ian McEwan Read More…

Catching up…

Here is what our members recommended on November 18, 2016, plus a poem about war, plus a poem about a wounded stag. FICTION (Young Adult and Adult) -“Raccoon Island: The Encroachment of Man” by Timothy McBride (Judy – written by Judy’s cousin) FICTION -“The Kitchen Boy” by Robert Alexander (Cathy) AUDIO FICTION – “Cranford” by Elizabeth Read More…

Aurora

      “Aurora” A poem by Daniela Caride   Your soft little hand grabs mine We just met You aren’t shy to touch to be   What happened to me? What happened to all of us who don’t? We don’t all of the time   While we both focus our eyes on something else Read More…

November finds

Here is what the group recommended during the November, 2016, meeting. FICTION -“The Sympathizer” by Viet Thang Nguyen (Pat & Jessica). -“Cat’s Claw” a China Bayles Herbal mystery, one of a series by Susan Wittig Albert (Pat & Rodger) [Note: Novel includes recipes at the end – Rodger brought delicious curry and cardamom cookies to Read More…

This poem is not addressed to you

  By Donald Justice   This poem is not addressed to you. You may come into it briefly, But no one will find you here, no one. You will have changed before the poem will.   Even while you sit there, unmovable, You have begun to vanish. And it does not matter. The poem will Read More…