A thought for poets today, as we contemplate poetry as a life force:
    “The formal resolutions of a poem begin in the crib, when the infant croons sweet noises, not trying to speak but taking pleasure in the tongue and lips.”
     How’s that for a sensual message?  It comes from Donald Hall’s book, Remembering Poets.
     As you write today, poetry or prose, read your stuff out loud and take pleasure in the tongue and lips. You also might want to suck up a blueberry muffin dripping with butter, and take the same pleasure. They are closely related.
     Now, write and taste at ABSOLUTE TOP SPEED.
     John

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