Why, thanks so much, Mary, on behalf of us all. Sometimes I too find it
very hard to read what's going on and not feel that any kind of hopefulness
is not just a sign of rocks in your head. But yea, though we walk through
the Valley of the Shadow of Death, poetry remindeth me that not all the
worldmind is twisted in the image of the Dreadful Neocon ...
> Reading yesterday's sensational and long list exchange around
> translation, Hal's found poem, etc., was a life saver. Looking at the
> day's news I'd thought how does one refuse despair--through the next 4
> years--and hang on to an appropriate poem/poetics focus.
> People on this list express what I need to attend. Lurking is about
> all I manage right now, but yesterday's digest was spectacular and
> fresh with its chosen foci. Thanks for a fine read.
> Best wishes to all through the year ahead.
> Mary Higgins
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