David’s weekly blog.



Continuing this week with the “what makes a poem” question, here’s a poem, a found poem, a prose poem . . . a what? What do you think? That Female Ovenbird* That female Ovenbird who nested up in the woods behind our house and who arrived here on May 25th, left Jamaica on May 8th. […]

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I’ve been thinking a lot this week about what makes a poet and what makes a poem. The problem with a lot of poets, white American poets at least, is that they have no subject and nothing to say. In the early 1960s I was told by a professor that W.H. Auden said if he […]

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Dear Friends, This week was almost entirely devoted to finishing my new website. These things take an incredible amount of time, even with a webmaster. I’m tickled, pleased, with the results. My new, redesigned and reorganized website is up now. You can visit it at: www.davidbudbill.com I began the week by giving a reading to a […]

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A very busy week doing everything it seemed but working on SAMOVAR AND ZEEMAHOOLAH. As I said two weeks ago, now I divide my time between my desk and my gardens. I finished replacing the 2 x 8 hemlock planks that hold in my raised, asparagus bed this week. I used 4-inch lag bolts to […]

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I didn’t get anything done this week because my dog died. Lu Shan (Chinese for Green Mountain) was my long time, most favorite companion. I’ve never been so attached to an animal before. The emails we’ve been getting this week all say what an exuberant, friendly, good-hearted dog he was, and it’s all true. Both […]

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Spring is here, and that means I now give up all day at my desk and turn my life, at least half the time, on days when it isn’t raining, toward gardening. I raise a huge amount of vegetables every summer and that effort starts now, early this year, way early. All of which means […]

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