Man reading should be man intensely alive. The book should be a ball of light in one's hand.
I wanted to use today's poem as a mentor poem but I struggled. Couldn't pick a topic, couldn't dig deep enough to come up with something I liked. Rooney's descriptions are so perfect. I probably need to try again outside.
Six Facts About Light
By Rachel Rooney from My Life as a Goldfish and other poems
At dawn, she climbs over the horizon
to slink between the curtains
and rest her head on your pillow.
You might meet her in a forest gap
or waiting at the exit of a long, concrete tunnel.
Her gaze could scorch your drawings,
set light to the hay,
blind inquisitive eyes...
read the rest here
Imagine the Possibilities has the Poetry Friday round-up. Thanks, Rose!
Addendum! I have been getting Dracula Daily, which I am enjoying very much. In fact, I didn't receive one today and I'm like, "What's going on?? Why won't they tell me??" You'll have to wait until May if you want to try it from the beginning.
In January, I'll be starting War and Peace, a chapter a day with Simon Haisell. I heard about that from Kortney Garrison. If anybody else wants to join me, I'd love company!