Cut up

We dismembered poetry and created some Franken-verse, as a little break today from revising work for the end of winter session at Writopia Lab. Reminding them (and myself) that cutting up the writing is still fun, startling, and rewarding.IMG_6762

Fluid meditation

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Rockland Lake, New York

It had not acquired one permanent wrinkle after all its ripples. —Henry David Thoreau

In poetry, circumambulating an object is the same as walking into the center of it. These two—poetry and walking near water—are my favorite ways into the deeps. And keeping a poetry notebook next to my busy life has become that necessary shortcut to serenity.