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.

The World I Live In by Mary Oliver

I have refused to live		
locked in the orderly house of
	reasons and proofs.
The world I live in and believe in	
is wider than that.  And anyway
	what’s wrong with Maybe?

You wouldn’t believe what once or	
twice I have seen.  I’ll just
	tell you this:
only if there are angels in your head will you
	ever, possibly, see one.

~ from Felicity (Penguin Press, 2016)


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