About a month ago, I enrolled in an online poetry class through Stanford University. I need to force myself back into the world of poetry and reconnect with one of the great loves of my life: the written word. I am looking forward to this journey and words cannot express my excitement and fear. But fear is good, no? I find it to be the very foundation of any great success. James Arthur is my instructor, and I am quite a fan of his poem, “On Day and Night.” A link to the poem: http://www.versedaily.org/2006/ondayandnight.shtml
Please wish me lots of luck and inspiration. I have a feeling I will need it! I have received my first reading and writing assignment and am giggling with pleasure. This blog will accompany me on my new poetic path.
“I write for the same reason I breathe: because if I didn’t, I would die.” – Isaac Asimov