Author: John P. O'Grady

After Leopardi

This lonely hill I love it here always this thicket this heap of stones that hides the view what view can you see it oh earth meets sky but just sitting here gazing who...

The Barn

Here in my “later years” I just sit around this place paddocked by scare quotes and oh Jesus the stuff of my “earlier years” mostly memories & books & pictures & habits all themselves...

Tansy

Single four foot stalk of tansy (Tanacetum vulgarum) sometimes called “bitter-buttons”—delicate, fern-like, fragrant, “garden escape”, runaway from bygone gardeners’ herbal paddocks, old world flower of new world byways, waste places, unmowed fields, “a conspicuous...

Prepare

I take the car in to have the brakes looked at. They squeak. I sit in the waiting area of the dealership, notice a makeshift sign hanging by the cashier booth, it reads: Parents!...