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.

Unfurnished Apartment by Jason Heroux

All the curtains      
are gone: moonlight
drifts across the floor

like a loose band-aid.
The corners of rooms   
are angels with walls

for wings wearing halos
made by spiders.
There are empty clothes

hangers hanging in the closet
bobbing gently in place
like ducks sleeping on water.

~from Breathing Fire, edited by Lorna Crozier 
and Patrick Lane (Nightwood Editions, 2004)

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