Monday, May 19, 2008

Friday, May 16, 2008

Thursday, May 15, 2008

a premonition

a flim flam man, a turn of phrase.
a sleight of hand,
a sidelong glance.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

the beginning

I've been wanting to do start this forever. Even at the beginning, when the blog was labeled as a saccharine and terribly un-private diary for adolescent girls, I wanted to do it.

So, I began trying to begin.
Here are some days that would have been cool to start on:

  1. New Year's Eve
  2. The Ides of March
  3. May Day
  4. Johnny Appleseed Day

None came to fruition; all were thwarted by general malaise, dinner parties, birthdays, hangovers, reticence. So here it is May 14th, a day as good as any other. David Byrne's birthday is good enough for me.

I owe my debt to the great and good Mary Oliver for the name of my blog. From "Night Flight" in New and Selected Poems.