Read More/Blog More - poetry and mountains
I wrote a nice post this morning about mountain top removal mining and some beautiful poems in Jason Howard's We All Live Downstream, a collection of writings on the subject. I included a film trailer, a poem by a Kentucky fifth-grader, and another by writer Janisse Ray. I talked about the power of poetry to transcend our natural melodrama and to get to the heart of both problems and solutions. And then, the power went out as I was proofreading, and though my laptop maintained battery power, the servers were down, so I couldn't post. And then, tonight, upon returning to my FINISHED post, it was gone. Entirely. I know I'm not the first to be disappointed by technology, but I was ready to participate in read more/blog more on time this month. So, I will read more and blog more about poetry tomorrow. And tonight, I will watch tv with my husband and go to bed early and try to read more than 2 pages in The Widow of the South before sleeping.