today is 6 months from my 71st. birthday. my mind is clearer, especially after leaving the social poetry network site, then it’s been in the last ten years. work in writing and painting is starting to show progress.

I’m reading everyday, and going down to powell’s every day to drink coffee and read new books, and write and talk and edit. I’m putting together another poetry book, and I’m blogging here some thoughts I’ve got about writing and poetry. I’m reading poetry and poets every day, and looking at poetry critical and poetry circle poets and comments. there’s always something to think about, just as I always have feelings I cannot feel without pain or happiness, and want to say out in poetry or verse or as a song lyric.

I recommend becoming old if you’re still healthy enough to get old, and can still think young enough not to stay old when you get there.

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