Thursday, February 11, 2010

backwoods poet

The backwoods poet who is to make anything worth while out of his restricted material does so by facing it squarely and looking at it not with the sentimental glance of the local colourist but with the strict and penetrating vision of the realist.

from my 1996 journal
advice I found in a book about Canadian poetry.


  1. I think I'll be thinking about this for some time now. Which is good. Really interesting photo too, is it also from your journal or more recent?

  2. The photos of my hands have been pinned to my studio wall for about 3 months.

    The reverse applique dots are a quilt in progress for my new grandson - also been pinned to the same wall since november.

    Thanks for your friendship, Jeana Marie.

  3. leilani9:20 am

    Your posts always surprise and delight me. Thank you for so much thoughtful inspiration.

  4. I love your posts, they are always so beautiful and and I walk away with something to chew on!

  5. i suppose looking at things squarely will have to be added to my "square diaries. ha! great post.

  6. Anonymous1:46 pm

    Somehow there's something really powerful between the words, the hands and the dots. Very moving, and very incisive.


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