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.

Dreams by Sue Sinclair

At night your mind
has nothing to do but listen
to itself hum, a cloud of insects behind glass,
attracted to the glow of your sleep.

Like pulling on a pair 
of long gloves—not to repair or
dissect, but to feel your heart’s work
with invisible hands.

When you wake up, a slight 
change inside you.  Your suitcase
was searched.  Everything’s still there
but shifts
when you pick it up.

~ from Mortal Arguments (Brick Books, 2007)

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