Tuesday (Busy busy busy…) Musings

The fall semester started this Monday and I hit the ground at a dead sprint. My schedule for the first portion of the semester borders on insanity, but I spent a lot of time with my calendar and I think I’ve got it covered. What’s most important is I have set aside key days and times for writing and reading and all things related. This morning I came to school @ 7 am and spent an hour and half writing. I plan to do it again on Thursday and then Fridays I’ll have the whole morning, so I’ll be able to spend even more time on my own work. I know I’m going to be exhausted, but if I can stick to this schedule, I’ll feel better about how I spend my time. More importantly I won’t feel like such a poetic dud.

A Book

There is no frigate like a book
To take us lands away,
Nor any courses like a page
Of prancing poetry.
This traverse may the poorest take
Without the oppress of toll;
How frugal is the chariot
That bears a human soul!

Emily Dickinson

I wrote a poem about a pig this morning. I think I was inspired by attending the Indiana State Fair last Friday.

Saturday (Dickinson and Galileo) Musings

This afternoon I went to our first Speaker Series event at school, An Afternoon with Galileo and Emily Dickinson. It was an interesting program. The play was based of the PBS series that Steven Allen put on. I’ve never seen the television episodes (they’ve long since gone off the air) but I like the idea of a “meeting of the minds.” I’m not sure that Emily Dickinson would have come off as forceful as the woman who portrayed her, but it was a nice way to spend a few hours on a Saturday afternoon.

I discovered the website Wordle and I’m slightly obsessed with it. Try it out. Below are a few of my poems…
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