Link Love

It’s been too long since I shared from my daily reading habit so I’m fixing that today. I gave myself a limit of six links, otherwise I’d never get it all posted! Five are poems I’ve saved to my Pinterest Poetry Board because they’re keepers and I want to read them over and over again. … More Link Love

WiTM: Love

Love, by Norwegian writer Hanne Ørstavik and translated by Martin Aitken, is a strange little book. At 125 pages it should have been a very quick read but it ended up taking me a week. I’m not sure exactly why I dreaded picking it up to read except maybe I just wasn’t in the mood … More WiTM: Love

Cast Iron

  “As they passed the rows of houses they saw through the open doors that men were sweeping and dusting and washing dishes, while the women sat around in groups, gossiping and laughing. What has happened?’ the Scarecrow asked a sad-looking man with a bushy beard, who wore an apron and was wheeling a baby … More Cast Iron

Inspired by Poets

Inspired by Poets Sometimes I think I think too hard Too much Too long I get stuck inside My own head Where it’s often dark It’s crowded It’s unforgiving I want to be unstuck To look outside myself For possibilities For spontaneity I want to be loose Limber-jointed Wing-soaring Mistake-accepting Like three of my poet … More Inspired by Poets

For Tara

“When you’re in the dark, you have to try to remember that it’s a dance – dark, light, dark, light, dim. Or when you’re in the sun but the clouds come, of course you instantly think, Oh, God, now it’s going to get cold and wet, and it’s all fucked, but then you might remember … More For Tara