Oh, my darling, oh, my darling, oh, my darling celandine! I'm hoping my celandine poppy comes back this year. I think I see its leafiness, but it's moved! The mauve double columbine are blooming in front and on the south, along with the sweet blue flax, and lilies of the valley on the north. Rain has sent the back yard up in blades! And I don't mean mower blades. I mean leaves of grass. Nobody's mowing around here; we're all slatterns, and it's too darn cold. I've been meeting deadlines on various writing projects, submitting a few things, preparing & revising things, but I'd have to admit to being one of the creative untidy types lately!
"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.