Preface to Leaves of Grass (excerpt)
Thanks to everyone who left such thoughtful comments and sent very sweet emails letting me know I am being held in prayer on this day ahead of remembering. This small journey is of course part of a much longer one I am immersed in. I received the poem above in my Panhala email the other day and the image of my very flesh being a great poem feels like an invitation into what tomorrow holds. I am going to take the next couple days off from blogging and I will see you back here Monday with our next Poetry Party!
-Christine Valters Paintner @ Abbey of the Arts