Eccentric Musings (jakaEM)

"I have undergone sharp discipline which has taught me wisdom; and then, I have read more than you would fancy." Emily Brontë


still figuring this place out - Jen W

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Friend of My Youth
Alice Munro
Progress: 115/288 pages
Survival: A Thematic Guide to Canadian Literature
Margaret Atwood

After Thunder

After Thunder: Poetry from the Edge of Fatherhood and ALS - Bob Seltzer Each poem I read (past tense? present?) feels like giving birth to meaning: labour-intensive but productive.

One feels to be a participant in the creative force.

Also, are you ever finished reading a book of poems?

Tomorrow, this book will be here (though its philosopher-author is not) and his words ready, again, to hatch new meaning-lives.

Never has reading poetry felt so death-defying.