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.

In a Season of Not Belonging by Kay Weber

The feeling of being lost 
from your family 
is sewn into your bones,
must have been there all along.

You apply patches and rags 
to swaddle the ache, 
but it’s no use, they 
keep unwinding. All your efforts, little or big, to tell the right stories, bring home the right flowers have now come to this: you must rip the rags from their place and hang them like flags in a new country. ~ from Undercurrents, New Voices in Canadian Poetry edited by Robyn Sarah (Cormorant Books, 2011)


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