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.

Poem by Sue Sinclair

The poem wants to be an extra bone 
in the body.  Lonely,
it wants the day to come back for it:
a jacket left at the coat check,
the dance floor deserted.

There is no wisdom in the poem, 
but it repeats its small life as many times
as we ask.  The poem is everybody’s
mother, remembering what can’t be found,
remembering who you are, remembering
what hasn’t even happened yet.

~ from Mortal Arguments (Brick Books, 2007)


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