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 soft law (forgiveness) by Nayyirah Waheed

the prayers where we do not wish others well.
for all the brilliant.  fetid.  noxious.  reasons.
the prayers we want to wash from the sky.   as soon as they 
leave our imagination. the ones born with no bones. so they leave no trace. the harmful prayers. we pray. because we have been harmed. we are forgiven those too. ~ from Nejma (copyright 2014 Nayyirah Waheed)


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