Monday, June 21, 2010

This is the Day! The Longest Day!

Happy Summer! HERE for your delectation is the "April Poem Rolodex," each in its own little envelope - finally finished.
A compadre said they are each their own little work of art and I hope that is true. I have been astonished to pick poems at random - checking first to make sure I'll like them for more than just one reading - and then finding them in some way serendipitously relating to spring, or April, or a photograph or art object I chose to decorate their holder. These things never fail to astonish me.

The last poem is "Trying to Raise the Dead" by Dorianne Laux. I have two of her poems in these 30 teeny-tiny April books. Maybe one day I will make them ALL by her.
The stand was made by the Mister and is everything I could have hoped for. Using copper and wood, utilitarian materials, this completes the recycling efforts of dribs and drabs, scraps and pieces.
Now I cannot wait to begin the next one! However, perhaps I should write my own poems or stories. Not always fair to glean others' hard work when the whole project could be my own work.

On Friday, a friend and I leave to attend a Saturday travel writing workshop in Tacoma. Up I-5 north of us and alongside the Puget Sound. I can smell the docks now and I'll bet they can inspire a poem or two - femminismo
p.s. The big picture is for grl+dog, Deneese, who is - she says - "too lazy" to click on the pictures and make them bigger.


Steve said...

What a fabulous idea - every desk should have one!

Fresca said...

This is terrific!
Well done, Mister!
And you , of course, and all the wonderful poets.

It's great to use other people's stuff, and put your personal spin on it---that's what mashups and remixes are all about.
And also great to make everything your very own too...when you have the time!

Looking forward to travel poetry.

Like the new blog format---yep, it reads easier non-transparent.

Candace said...

I can't tell you what a grand time I have had today catching up with your own shenanigans. Nice photo of Mister, nice photos of your latest works and love love love the new look of your blog.
Take care on your trip and have the best time.
Your Wandering Gentile,

dosfishes said...

This is totally cool, so cool, I just love love love it.

ebeepaperie said...

That is so very cool! I absolutely LOVE it!

rosedale's 4head said...

This is a great post! Glad I stopped by. Gotya saved now!!

Anonymous said...


I just left a comment saying how lazy I was!


I love the rolodex and yes.

I clicked.

It was too good to miss out on.

I'd poke the lad to wake him up so he can see it too, but he is busy snuffling beside me..

Jenny Matteson said...

This is awesome. I'd like to see it in person - touch it and explore it!


Jenny Matteson said...

This is awesome. I'd like to see it in person - touch it and explore it!