For the longest time in a long while, I sat myself down to read. Just read. Poetry, novel. Cyril Wong, Hesse Hermann filled an afternoon. Two men in my life. Of an afternoon.
Pages of books I read leap off
Dream-weightless into skies
I bear as my own to reach far
Corners of my mind's land
I am grateful for a life enriched. For the teachers of life: Brian Patten, W.S. Merwin and Mark Strand, all great poets. Then we have the great novelists, Yasunari Kawabata and Hermann Hesse. The two lists are by no means complete.