Saturday, June 22, 2019

100 Ways Poetry Is In Your Life

Seth Abramson tells us, 100 Ways Poetry Is In Your Life

... I grabbed myself by my collar and shook myself from my complacency -- and considered how poetry suffuses my life in a way nothing else but sleep and dreaming has ever done in such quantity and with such persistence. And suddenly, as I drove my car down Gorham Street in Madison, I realized that there is rarely a moment in my life that is not profoundly touched by poetry, or in which I'm not seeking to infuse my life with poetry, whether or not I've recently written a poem with which I'm satisfied. So I thought I'd come home and enumerate some of the ways poetry is in my life...

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The poet doesn't invent. He listens. ~Jean Cocteau