IN MEMORY OF JOSEPH A. GRASSI…

(1922-2010)


                            THE COURAGE TO BE
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LAKE RONKONKOMA, LONG ISLAND

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HAPPY THANKSGIVING 2016

A Happy Thanksgiving to my family and friends . . .

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“Let me sit down with the ones I love best, Hear the old voices still ringin’ with song,
See the old faces unblemished by wrong, See the old table with all of its chairs
An’ I’ll put soul in my Thanksgivin’ prayers.”   [Edgar Albert Guest]


Here is my poem for this occasion: BENEDICTION.

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CLICK HERE TO READ THE POEM IN LARGER PRINT.
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QUOTING RON HANSEN

"Carolyn Grassi's 'Heart and Soul' is fascinating in its fluent and affecting blend of memoir and poetry, reminiscence and sheer invention, loss, grief and homage. Adopting a persona at times, or imitating a seminal influence on her writing at other junctures, [Carolyn Grassi] has created a quilt of memories and reflections on a life's education—the journey we all hope to make from becoming to being, or from acting as disciples to representing ourselves and our art as apostles..."
Read the complete foreword by Ron Hansen in 'Heart and Soul' published by Patmos Press, San Francisco, CA.

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Carolyn Grassi

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Blase Bonpane, Ph.D

Lit Prof at SCU