Our Newest Poet Laureate Charles Wright took office about one week ago. Wright describes himself as being obsessed with nature, landscape, the music of language and questions about the ultimate or divine. For every poem or poet I find who writes something so true that it distills profundity (for me, at least) into a few ordinary lines, I find 20 or 50 other poems that, in my opinion, demonstrate why poetry isn’t widely read any longer. After some reading, I’m finding that I like Wright a lot.
What terrifies and excites me about becoming a lawyer? Lots of things. In the spirit of purging fear and inviting the new, here they are…
Had an epiphany this morning. (Sidebar: I used to constantly have epiphanies, like, every day – is that because I was in my twenties??)
Epiphany goes: Me in bed, letting sunlight stream across my face, lingering in the liminal space between starting and avoiding my day, and almost like light finding its way into a crack in my brain, I realized something.