This blog was started as a place to store the poems I wrote during the month of April, to meet the Poem A Day Challenge from Robert Lee Brewer at Writer's Digest, a way to celebrate National Poetry Month. April is behind us, but I continue to maintain this journal for my own poetry, and other work that I like and want to have easily accessible.
How To Be A Poet
Wendell Berry (to remind myself)
Make a place to sit down. Sit down. Be quiet. You must depend upon affection, reading, knowledge, skill—more of each than you have—inspiration, work, growing older, patience, for patience joins time to eternity. Any readers who like your poems, doubt their judgment.
Breathe with unconditional breath the unconditioned air. Shun electric wire. Communicate slowly. Live a three-dimensioned life; stay away from screens. Stay away from anything that obscures the place it is in. There are no unsacred places; there are only sacred places and desecrated places.
Accept what comes from silence. Make the best you can of it. Of the little words that come out of the silence, like prayers prayed back to the one who prays, make a poem that does not disturb the silence from which it came.
Marigolds2 is an aging hippie looking for a way to live happily ever after while she waits for the end of the world and thinks subversive thoughts. She is stepmother, grandmother, sister, aunt,greataunt, and damn good cook and poet. The planet earth is the only home she knows, and she longs for it to continue to be home to many others long after she is compost.