First day of school here, a half day. My daughter's already gone, come home, and headed off again to enjoy some last bits of summer with her friends.
Tomorrow, it gets real.
A new poetry feature is up today at Escape Into Life, Eric Burke. Tiny poems, huge concepts. And fabulous art by Jeremy Geddes, his Adrift and White Cosmonaut shown here. I have a poem called "Cosmonaut" (it's in Nocturnes), and I always feel a little adrift at the end of the summer. Or the beginning of it. Or the change of any season or routine....
"You must change your life," said Rilke. So that's what I keep doing. I worked as an actor, wrote for an encyclopedia, edited a literary magazine, shelved and retrieved materials in several libraries, walked beans, and taught college English courses. Now I write & edit as a freelancer, direct plays, blog "eight days a week," study the random, and listen to birdsong.