March/April 2015


Audio Slide Show: City Beautiful

Journey to a time when America’s public infrastructure was bold, beautiful, and lasting—built to celebrate our democracy and inspire its citizens by enveloping our public realm in a respectful grandeur worthy Continue reading


First Thought, Best Thought

I’m three or four, 
hidden in the branches 
of the cherry tree. 
I don’t ask: how 
did I get here? 
I don’t fear falling. 
The job of the blossom
 is to Continue reading



Wherever you walk on this island 
you strike stone, the erratics 
and karsts of the storm beach 
left here a hundred million years. 
They have cleared what they could,
 blocked them Continue reading