Rain, off and on. Spring has come so fast. Blooms around the neighborhood.
& some fun with colors.
Of my commitments in 2012, one is to write more poetry, daily, in a physical journal. A fantastic segue to this habit, is keeping constant companions of other poets’ work. I recently discovered at City Light’s Books in North Beach, SF, Theodore Roethke‘s Selected Poems, edited by Edward Hirsh. I love this particular collection, by The American Poets Project (2005); it feels thorough and has a wonderful intro about Roethke’s life, passions, and personality. This is excerpted from the longer poem “A Light Breather.”
A Light Breather
The spirit moves,
Stirs as a blossom stirs,
Still wet from its bud-sheath,
Turning in the light with its tendrils…”
Theodore Roethke, C. 2005
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