Whew! I’m going to make Monday Miscellany on Monday this week and all thanks to a blue jay. I was gone yesterday doing that Easter egg hunt thing. When I got home, my front door was open. It’s a little cranky these days and I guess I didn’t pull it shut tight when I left. Very, very early this morning this loud, squawky bird swooped down from a beam in my bedroom to let me know he wanted out and right then. So I’ve been up since dawn, chasing a bird around the house until it found the open door again and flapped its way to freedom. Great start to the week: early rising, early exercise!
As to the poetry, I still think that poets have so much to show us writers of prose about putting words together, so they sound beautiful and create fresh and exciting images as well as convey meaning to the reader.
|Poetry and Prose/Apples and Apple Pie|
Who wrote this–a poet, a novelist, someone who is both? Do you recognize these words?
Where to start is the problem, because nothing begins when it begins and nothing’s over when it’s over, and everything needs a preface, a postscript, a chart of simultaneous events. History is a construct, she tells her students. Any point of entry is possible and all choices are arbitrary. Still, there are definite moments, moments we use as references, because they break our sense of continuity, they change the direction of time. We can look at these events and we can say that after them things were never the same again. They provide beginnings for us, and endings too. Births and deaths, for instance and marriages. And wars.
Let’s see we should have a prize or something for the one who first identifies this writer. I’ve got an ARC of The Chaos that I can offer. It’s a gritty futuristic novel by Rachel Ward.
I’m working on reaching my ROW80 goal, so here’s my poetry-prose connected piece that I promised myself I’d write. Draft #1