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.

It’s possible that while we were dreaming by Antonio Machado

It’s possible that while we were dreaming
The hand that casts the stars out like seeds
Started up the ancient music once more

- Like a note from a great harp –
And the frail wave came to our lips
in the form of one or two honest words.

~ from The Winged Energy of Delight, Selected
Translations by Robert Bly (Perennial, 2005)


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