blahg in the fog

Date: Friday, January 22, 2010, 1:58 AM

Learned kinship w/ improvising musicians, which I never lost; how they, like poets, emerge from & continue a tradition.

Learned page poets write silence.

Learned again & again that the voice is an instrument.

Learned the ache of transit from page to air; how my voice either weaves w/in the tones of other musicians or retains its separateness.

Learned how all of us, poets & musicians, are ongoing; there’s no ending final enough to empty the world of light.

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Learned how to listen but in the moment not to hear. But we’re talking about moment to moment, quick as a tick.

Learned love & family w/ Michael & Terri, again.

Learned that learning teaches that there’s so much more to learn.

— dm

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