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.

Belief by Sue Sinclair

The floorboards creak overhead, 
heavy with stars. 
The sound makes you think of the dead, 
as though they’re closer than you knew: 
like the doubled s in essence, 
an extra consonant slipped into the word 
for the very truth of you. 

~ from Heaven’s Thieves (Brick Books, 2016)

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