Chimerical Lake (For Eilidh)

Poet Rummager

IMG_1274 Painting by Eilidh Morris

I’ll drink from a chimerical lake,
let fantasies swirl inside,
surge joy into a stagnant heart
once cloaked in melancholy skies.
I’ll feel the rush of the wind
stretch sails taut and tight.
Guide me to safe harbor
with your hand at the rudder –
captain of my heart,
helmsman of my night.

Video by Poet Rummager

A Word From Eilidh Morris

Eilidh Morris is a Scottish visual artist living in Dundee. They predominately create paintings and drawings which vary greatly in style and content, often with expressive colour use and an organic imaginative process. They have a strong passion for making art involving fantasy and surrealism, nature and animals, realism and portraiture, and quirky original characters. Eilidh has always lived in a fantasy world having grown up with a love of reading and writing fiction, which they still pursue alongside their painting. They reside inside…

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Tense With Poles

Stephen Page

Tense with Poles

A Ranch Bordering the Salty River

By Stephen Page

Reviewed by Kate McCahill

Stephen Page’s twenty-poem collection, “A Ranch Bordering the Salty River,” explores the second half of a life, as Page’s narrator navigates the transitions from city to country, from intellectual toil to physical labor, and from youth to middle age.

In language rich with natural imagery and tense with the poles of joy and disillusionment, Page has written a collection that leaves an indelible imprint. These layered stories-in-poems render birth extraordinary, death ordinary, and the natural world a disappearing muse, a forested siren the narrator yearns to know. Ever relevant and always beautiful, “A Ranch Bordering the Salty River” contemplates the possession of land alongside the inscrutable mystery of the natural world.

Bio Kate Mccahill

Welcome! I’m the author of “Patagonian Road: A Year Alone Through Latin America” (Santa Fe Writers Project, 2017). Editor-in-chief of…

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Even If It Gets The Subway Fixed, The MTA Is Still Broken


The state-run MTA has four new people in charge: one for “innovation and modernization,” one for day-to-day operations, one for big projects like the Second Avenue Subway and one — Chairman Joe Lhota — to keep an eye on the other three.

But Gov. Andrew Cuomo hasn’t charged any of them with fixing the authority’s deteriorating $15.7 billion annual budget. Instead, he simply wants the city to pay more.​ The mayor is taking the bait now, reportedly proposing a new income tax hike on the rich — a terrible idea.

Last week, the MTA tasked Pat Foye, the former Port Authority executive director, with figuring out how to upgrade signals and the like. The MTA has also put two other people — Ronnie Hakim, a longtime transit vet, and Janno Lieber, who rebuilt the World Trade Center towers under developer Larry Silverstein — into a new “Office of the Chairman.”

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