Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Confession Tuesday

It's August. What sins of the summer are you confessing this week? Be sure to let me know if you're sharing so I can add you to The Confessional. Also, check your fellow confessors to see what truths and half-truths they reveal.

My big confession this week is that I'll have to keep my confessions short. Yesterday was my daughter's 3rd birthday, so I'm just behind at work, at home, and with poetry. Will post pictures of yesterday's adventure this evening.


With the economy slowing down and our with family cutting back, like so many of us, it makes me extremely happy that we can give Ella and Alex special days like yesterday. Reminds me that the "have to's" in life are not so bad if I can enjoy the life I've worked so hard to build.


Last week, I posted just one poem, but it was the first poem in several months. I had hoped to write five in a week. I did start a few new pieces, so I hope to complete and post them this week.


Haven't sent out any submissions to journals in a while—that's back on the list.


And I plan on memorizing a poem—I think all poets should memorize a poem of theirs and a poem from someone else. While I haven't picked a poem of mine to recite by heart, I'm planning to learn one of my all-time favorites, "Keeping Things Whole" by Mark Strand. When I find myself faced with something I don't want to do, I remind myself of this line: "I move to keep things whole." Then I keep moving.


Most days, I feel like "the absence of field." (That's a reference to the Strand poem—look it up!)

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