Sunday, June 8, 2014

Thought for the Day

. . . Composing poems and writing stories is
a meditative, spiritual act of resistance. It requires
a capacity to sustain contemplation, to be attentive
to all that is about us, and to hold within ourselves
an awareness that we are here, in our living moment,
between two unknown realms—
before our births and after our deaths. . . .
~ 'Poet of Witness' Carolyn Forche
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Quoted from Carolyn Forche, "Not Persuasion, But Transport: The Poetry of Witness", 2013 Blaney Lecture, in American Poets, Spring-Summer 2014


1 comment:

davis rosback said...

dangerous
aware
of this living
moment
here
we are