Friday, March 8, 2013

The Truth

Taking some liberties here posting a facebook post from a friend (actually, a friend of a friend, someone I've never met in the flesh!)

"I just heard Gretel Ehrlich quote an old friend: 'A poem is an emergency of the spirit.' She was discussing her new new book about the Tsunami in Japan. On hearing those words, I could barely breathe."  --John Swinburn

Splendid stuff!
Lots of emergencies of the spirit this week 'round here, lots of poetry too.


  1. I just added your blog to my list of "must reads." And that was before the flattery of your post!

  2. I love that description of writing often feels as if it is a compulsion, driven from without, or from deep deep within.