Poetry as salvaging -- recovering a sense of place -- acknowledging the multiple layers of world and perception you find yourself in the midst of.
Wrackline, the information about life contained in garbage -- poet as gleaner
Almost Buddhist (Basho?) evenness of attention and affect across the layers of the world
Scanning the street and the horizon with a attentiveness and a poetic pleasure which makes occasional forays into crankiness on one side, and rapture on the other.Mosses and lichens
in the woods of Wellfleet
Recreate prudently, the president advises
and the motors hum far off the coast
A summer to write about
In the closet of the cottage
a tiny toad hides
under a laundry pile.
to release it outside.
A poetic capacity for listening. Listening to the way the elements of the natural world, which after all, include all of the man-made world, its technology. history and poisons, interact. Listening to the simultaneous emerging patterns of public and private life across time.
A certain affinity with ecosystem, including alarm at the egregious human chemical and political imbalances.
A gentle kaleidoscope of perceptions and recognitions used as musical intervals.the world is on fire fire sold separately
life must be at least as well lived as fantasy.