It's the Hump of the Week in the blog, and I had a Blue Monday yesterday (which was actually Tuesday) and haven't had the time or inclination to post here lately--busy, moody--so this is indeed a week to get past the hump of.
I'm getting over the hump with the help of edgy love poems by J. Bradley, the new featured poet at Escape Into Life today. Yes, it's February, the month of love, or lurv, as we sometimes like to call it in my house, and I'll be celebrating all month. The Valentine's tree is still up. (Hey, lots of people still have their trees up and Christmas lights still trimming their houses. What's up with that? Have I started a local trend?)
The fabulous, quirky art there (at EIL) and here (hump day in the blog) is by Joe Sinness.
These guys look a lot like how I feel. (If I were a man with five-o'clock shadow.)
"You must change your life," said Rilke. So that's what I keep doing. I worked as an actor and director in Chicago, wrote for an encyclopedia, edited two poetry journals, shelved and retrieved materials in several libraries, walked beans, and was an assistant professor of English. Now I serve as Poetry Editor and Editor at Large for Escape Into Life, an online arts magazine, write & edit as a freelancer, blog "eight days a week," study the random, tend perennials, and listen to birdsong.