My friend Loraine is deep into writing and reading poetry these days, and this morning she sent me this:
*When I Met My Muse *
I glanced at her and took my glasses
off--they were still singing. They buzzed
like a locust on the coffee table and then
ceased. Her voice belled forth, and the
sunlight bent. I felt the ceiling arch, and
knew that nails up there took a new grip
on whatever they touched. "I am your own
way of looking at things," she said. "When
you allow me to live with you, every
glance at the world around you will be
a sort of salvation." And I took her hand.
There is not one book on or by William Stafford (1914-1993) in our public liberry!! Maybe that's why I've never heard of him before. That means it's time to buy a nother book before the KindleMonster eats them all!
Speaking of libraries, the big news on today's library website is that the Mayor of DC has found funding to keep the central library downtown OPEN ON SUNDAYS FROM 1-5 PM!!! That will continue the DC library's record since the early 70s of having at least one library branch open every day of the week!!! Yaay!! We can go downtown tmw (Sunday, Oct 2) and SHAKE HIS HAND in thanks!!