Sunday, February 02, 2014


Typing that makes me feel like I'm living in the future.

January:  17/31  Indicates days I actually wrote something.  A good portion of these were editing poems, the rest revising the novel that will never be finished.*

Also received Robert Peake's The Silence Teacher.  If you want to learn how to title a book of poetry, read his first poem in this book.  Seriously, on the money.  Also, really good stuff.  I've only read the first few, but I like how he weaves around the central theme without naming it constantly.  Kind of like learning to live with what he has to learn to live with.  It is always there, but under the covers.  Plus that really works to strengthen the poems.  Father-Son Conversation I'd read before, and again, tremendously touching.  The last strophe is truth named, and...and a promise.  

*It's done, but it will never be.  (Also a good portion of this month I've been sick, so I'm okay with 55%.  Rounded up only slightly.)