Perhaps a poem to start things off. The title of my upcoming book, from Paraclete Press, is inspired by a line from one of my first favorites, Hayden Carruth. In his poem, "Testament," he wrote that—at age 86—he was almost entirely love. Here's my dedicatory poem to the book. Stay tuned here for future sneak peeks and various musings.
Carruth, my first loved poet, said
in his “Testament:” Now I am
almost entirely love.
He imagined his ego’s heaviness
sifting through the narrowness
and settling on a gathering
cone of love below.
He didn’t know, then --
that when I lift his book from the shelf,
the love he has become spills,
like galaxies in my hands.