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A Poem for Cassia Berman

What a shock: Cassia Berman dead, who’d always seemed so young with her moon big cheeks and world-spreading smile under that great curly crop of white hair; an unabashed hippie in her long flowing clothes, stylish and true to herself. … Continue reading

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Saul’s Gifts, Part Two

(The July/August 2011 issue of The Country and Abroad has published my earlier reminiscence about my late friend and mentor, Saul Bennett. There’s one more piece to the story…) Saul’s Gift, Part Two I dreamed I stood outside my death … Continue reading

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Saul’s Gifts

(Written to honor the wedding of Elizabeth S. Bennett and Benjamin E. Ross on April 3, 2011) The brass klezmer music bounced off the brick walls of the old brass foundry transformed into a wedding hall as big as a … Continue reading

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