Some poets I’ve read for years, and I am always interested to read new writers, and learn about books through reviews. Also interested to see all the ways we share our work – blogs, journals (print and online), books (new and used). More than I can read now, and have learned to trust the right time for different ways to learn and create. I caught up around the house a little this week, and that was creative too.
I enjoy a wide variety of music, and still buy CDs. I like seeing how the artists create the whole work.
From Pandora, I learned of Helen Jane Long, Karen Marie Garrett, Brian Crain and others.
From the News Hour on PBS, I learned about Patty Griffin’s latest CD, Patty Griffin. There was an interview with Jeffrey Brown earlier this year.
After watching a WoodSongs program on PBS, we bought Silver Skies Blue by Judy Collins & Ari Hest.
And I just began listening to Threads, by Sheryl Crow, which includes many artists.
When I was young, we bought albums. One of Joni Mitchell’s covers would be part of my decoration.
Life now is a combination of blogs and also books and music. Everyday work. Fall chores outside when flowers have completely faded, though I leave some plants to look beautiful in the winter snow. It is a blessing to simply wash dishes and look through the window to the yard.
And I continue to read Luci Shaw’s poetry often. She writes in such a healing and honest way about her long life – she was born in 1928.
I took the photo yesterday. As you can see, the pumpkin is on the ash tree stump with October hosta plants. The ash tree fell in a storm, and we created a new image of beauty in the yard. Of hope. I love the hosta weathered now too – all part of the cycle of the seasons.