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Thursday, September 10, 2009

On Not Blogging


I think I am not blogging because (1) sunshine, (2) writing and revising other stuff, (3) setting up bowling pins, (4) free desk and chair came into our lives, (5) see-saw, (6) soccer practice, (7) please, a 14" pink or purple bike.

Or, perhaps, (8) it doesn't seem worth all the effort.

Hi everyone! I am reading a lot of good poetry! Kevin Prufer's National Anthem is lovely, heartbreaking, innovative, and beautiful. The new Best American is out and I would buy it for only one poem, the one Reb Livingston picked for No Tell Motel: Craig Morgan Teicher's Ultimately Justice Directs Them. Or even for this one stanza:

We say they are
the soldiers, but they are not:

they have eyes and
hands
and hairstyles and children
and expressions on their faces

that their mothers remember
on the faces
of the infants they were.



3 comments:

seana said...

That's very good, and I think it's fine to turn off the blogosphere for awhile, though it's nice to see your post.
I do really covet that bike pictured, as it is the perfect thing for my recently-turned-five friend. Finding a suitable used bike with training wheels has turned out not to be the easy thing I imagined, even in the age of Craig's List.

Martha Silano said...

Today my daughter test-road a Raleigh before I had a chance to have a look at the price tag: $135.00!! She was crying on and off the whole rest of the day b/c I couldn't pay that much for a bike with training wheels. Saaaaad.

seana said...

Martha, this was the same price resistance factor my friend had. It sucks. Kids need bikes. I'll make a wish for you and my friend right now that their kid's get those bikes somehow. Maybe a genie, but whatever it takes.