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've been an encyclopedia editor, a poetry editor, an actor and director, a library clerk, and an assistant professor of English. Now I'm a freelancer, work part time in a library, blog "eight days a week," study the random, tend perennials, and listen to birdsong.