I ... entered the poem of life, whose purpose is ... simply to witness the beauties of the world, to discover the many forms that love can take. (Barabara Blackman in 'Glass After Glass')

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26 July 2016


I went away today
to visit poetry
in a place where 
I used to play,
and might again
some day. I dawdled
through the streets
enjoying the familiar,
noting the new and strange.
At first I felt like a voyeur, 
but then the delight 
of reconnection 
grabbed me and the joy 
of hearing that language, 
breathing that air…. I 
went away today 
into poetry 
(at Project 366)
and lingered there
for several hours. What 
luxury! It was something 
I did just for me.

And if anyone else would like to enjoy some terrific art and poetry, you too can have a look at Project 366 (though only blog members can comment).


  1. What a lovely ramble you took, just for you. Awesome!

  2. Those things we do just for us are the very best in the world, the ones that keep our souls soaring. I can hear the delight in every line. And I love it!