Monday, November 2, 2009

Advice to Beginners

Begin. Keep on beginning. Nibble on everything.
Take a  hike. Teach yourself to whistle. Lie.
The older you get the more they'll waant your stories.
Make them up. Talk to stones. Short-out electric
fences. Swim with the sea turtle into the moon. Learn
how to die. Eat moonshine pie. Drink wild geranium
tea. Run naked in the rain. Everything that happens
will happen and none of us will be safe from it.
Pull up anchors. Sit close to the god of night.
Lie still in a stream  and breathe water. Climb to the top
of the highest tree  until you come  to the branch
where the blue heron sleeps. Eat poems for breakfast.
Wear them  on your forehead. Lick the mountain's
bare shoulder. Measure the color of days
around your mother's death. Put your hands
over your face and listen  to what they tell you.

Blog till you run out of anything to say.


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"You see, Im one of those people who live sensibly and sanely hour after hour, day after day. Oh, Ive had my moments, and if I had to do it over again, Id have more of them. In fact, Id try to have nothing else."

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