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February 15, 2010

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Lauren Crane

Brilliant, Barry. Gave me goosebumps. (Alliteration was accidental).

Genju

Oh... what a way to start the week! Beautiful.

Tell me, what is it you plan to do
with your one wild and precious life?

:-)

jill i

Using Mary Oliver's description of poetic inspiration as a metaphor for our practice - yes, I think brilliant too. Love it.

Now the challenge is to be diligent and show up.

John Small

Right on!

Thanks for kicking off the week with this.
Lately the word "cultivation" has been coming up frequently. We can plant things, but we don't really do the growing. We can prepare the soil, put the seed or seedling in the right place for light and water, but the rest is pretty much beyond us. For me, with my camera, It seems best when I get out of the way.

I may have to pair Oliver's book with John Daido Loori's book for inspiration.

puerhan

ah

_/\_

joanne

perfect, my favorite poet. thank you.

Barry Briggs

Thanks, everyone, for your comments. I'm, uh, a little late in responding this week, but I appreciate everyone's much more timely response to the immediacy of these posts.

Barry

Alan King

Here's an essay on a young poet's journey through craft and the lessons learned along the way. Please read it at http://wp.me/pC3Xj-dK

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