Wednesday, September 15, 2010

a little pouring

I began and finished a draft of a poem the other night for the first time in months and it felt truly good to write. Not easy, but good. I sent a draft of the poem last night to my poet pen-pal and he loved it, he only had one line he recommended changing and he was right. I changed the line and the stanza became more gripping. Just a couple of words. This morning when I woke up I had another email from the poet pen-pal about his insomnia with more thoughts on the content of the poem. We've never met but have had wonderful email exchanges for a some time now.

I'm sewing again. I'm happiest when I'm working with my hands or body. As much as I enjoy stillness and quiet, my body craves physicality, the tactile arts, being touched, cooking.

6 comments:

Red Charlotte said...

What are you sewing? I just love sewing! I'm itching to get started on a ton of projects myself.

Lizz Huerta said...

Bags, mostly. Let me know when I can come meet Cora! I'll bring you guys chocolate. I usually work half days so I'm free most afternoons.

Red Charlotte said...

Oooh I would love that! Perhaps some time next week? I'll text or Facebook you!

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The voice in the letters is the voice in which many feel people express myself best. He is not too good at expression in real life, he think, but on paper he was sometimes gorgeous.

Mantek said...

I changed the line and the verse has become irresistible. Just a few words. This morning when I woke up I had another e-mail to a poet a pen-PAL insomnia most of his ideas on poetry content.

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Let me know when I can come and meet Cora. I will give you chocolate. I usually work six days, so I am free in the afternoons.