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March 14th, 2016
Better than the return
of the Redwing Blackbirds
Bob says, jogging by me,
this March morning.
In his Khaki shorts.
First green shoots
inching up in the road’s
ditch. Two deer across
Spark’s field, browsing
thawing hay grass, their breath
visible as glass.
Better in the sense
he means we’re here
to say hello, me
In mid-February our family left the house we’re renting during my husband’s sabbatical in Berkeley, California and drove south for eight hours.
Our destination: Orange County, a sprawling collection of suburbs just south of Los Angeles.
Our purpose: To visit my husband’s brother and his family…and Disneyland.
MIDDLEBURY — The No. 3 BFA-St. Albans Academy girls’ hockey team on Wednesday night scored three unanswered third-period goals, two by senior Aliza Ellis as she completed a hat trick, and defeated host No. 2 Middlebury in a Division I semifinal, 5-2.
The 15-4-2 Tigers took a 2-1 first-period lead, but the Comets equalized in the second period before erupting for three goals in the first 8:48 of the third period to earn their victory.
CORRECTIONS AND CLARIFICATION: Articles in the Feb. 25 edition about voting times in Waltham and Vergennes contained mistakes. Waltham residents may cast ballots at Waltham Town Hall beginning at 7 a.m., a one-year change from Waltham’s usual later start time mandated by state law to accommodate Addison Northwest Supervisory Union unification voting.
MIDDLEBURY — The third-seeded Middlebury Union High School boys’ hockey team got the game-winning goal from sophomore Tyler Giorgio in double overtime on Wednesday night to turn back visiting No. 6 Hartford, 3-2, in a Division II quarterfinal.
The 16-4-2 Tigers, who stretched their unbeaten streak to nine games, earned a semifinal date with No. 2 U-32. They will visit the 18-2-1 Raiders at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday at the Barre Ice Rink. U-32 won the winter’s only meeting between the two teams, also in Barre, 2-1, with the shots even at 20 apiece.
MIDDLEBURY — The second-seeded Middlebury Union High School girls’ hockey team had little trouble in Wednesday evening’s home Division I quarterfinal, blanking visiting No. 7 South Burlington, 7-0.
The other day, my daughters were playing on the brick patio that constitutes the backyard of our rental house in Berkeley, California. As two of them scooted around on toy cars belonging to our landlords’ son, I observed the following exchange:
Bringing their vehicles to a sudden stop at right angles to each other, one daughter said, “You go ahead.”
In Honor of Shakespeare’s First Folio
Visiting the Middlebury College Museum
Inside the box, under glass,
the air ‘s 1623 again. The paper
we’re told, woven from a pauper’s
shirt. Each folio a worn fingerprint.
I’m standing behind a class
of fidgeting Cornwall boys wanting
to touch the glass. To not be told
when to open their lunch boxes.
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