Tuesday, May 6, 2008


You know how some words just feel good when you roll 'em around in your mouth? Ever since finding "plump pea dumplings" on a google ad, I am completely enamored and determined to use the phrase somewhere somehow.

It reminds me of the poem BLACKBERRY EATING by Galway Kinnell that was part of the Poetry in Motion program in New York City back in 1992.

I love this idea of words so savory you can taste them when you say them. I might even make plump pea dumplings for supper one of these days. I also love the idea of poems in public places and wish I had lots of money so I could do something like that in Birmingham.

Ummm... probably I should wait till I am done with this revision before I get started on a new and exciting project. (In the homestretch! Twenty pages or so to go!)

"Flaming enthusiasm, backed up by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success."

- Dale Carnegie


  1. congratulations on almost being done with your revisions...I can't wait to read the finished product!!

  2. I can relate to your love of words and phrases. That's what makes a poet a poet, isn't it?
    Poems in public places sounds great, but as you say the writing/revision must come first.
    Also the recipe looks good too! Thanks,


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