"Hard words endure, but more
and more they sift and separate
like vapor into clouds of images—
sunlight on a handsbreadth purl"
we’ve met before"
“I simply convey what I hear, but I do have a writing ritual. I must listen to Gregorian chant while writing poetry; though I am an agnostic, I find sacred music to be sublime and my innermost self requires much from it. ”