19 October 2013

Step Lightly, Missoula, Montana

" I have always thought of poems as stepping stones in one's own sense of oneself. Every now and again you write a poem that gives you self-respect and steadies your going a little bit farther out in the stream. At the same time, you have to conjure the next stepping stone because the stream, we hope, keeps flowing. The challenge for the writer, book by book, is to conjure a stepping stone that carries you forward." - Seamus Heany, Irish poet, (1939-2013) in an interview with Jacki Lyden

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