Taking My Own Advice

This post hit me hard, and made me realize I should take the advice I was dishing out on the Ploughshares blog about the Lehman scandal. Basically, the blogosphere seems content to debate rather than take action. And debating and discussing all aspects of poetry is interesting–even seductive. But the truth is, writing poetry is so much more satisfying for me. Somehow, I seem to have fallen into the trap of hovering around art rather than getting back inside it. The former is somehow more secure, yet ultimately less satisfying. So, I’m taking my own advice, setting the alarm early, and making a date with myself to do some more writing in the morning.