Poet Jane Hirshfield said "... the feeling I have about poem-writing (is) that it is always an exploration, of discovering something I didn't already know.  Who I am shifts from moment to moment, year to year.  What I can perceive does as well.  A new poem peers into mystery, into whatever lies just beyond the edge of knowable ground."

I bring a different poem to the writing classes each week, not only to inspire but to introduce new poets to the group members.

(excerpt from) moral proverbs and folk songs by Antonio Machado

It is good knowing that glasses
are to drink from;
the bad thing is not to know
what thirst is for.

From Robert Bly’s translation, TIMES ALONE, Selected Poems 
of Antonio Machado, Wesleyan University Press, (1983)


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