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February 12, 2013


"I choose Erato, though I hear not only the word “eros” but also the word “errata” in her name." How well this sums of the experience of writing...

Beautiful poetry. The process of writing is so personal and intangible.

"Does pain fracture the self and make it more porous?"

This is such a great question.

Thank you for letting us into the pain and joy of your process of creation. Your openness to channeling the muses as you write is both fascinating and inspiring. I am a contemporary artist, and at times as I paint, I also channel some sort of subconscious inspiration that allows new voices into the painting. The idea that they are on the other side of the mirror is so vivid. I think that might inspire a new painting...

excellent presentation of your mind and soul
we don't see that often
we don't see stark white sheets turn to blue bubbles
and we don't see channeling displayed like a new dress
we don't see fractured thinking jump to pain
and back to antidote again
the least interesting the self
yet you show yours through the other side of the mirror.
the same one

Clearly, Sarah Arvio is a progeny of W.B. Yeats who believed that writers should tap into the deeper world of the spirit. It's wonderful to read, as she does here, about a writer's creative process, especially when that process counts on invisible spiritual connections for its ultimate success.

It seems more difficult to love than hate,
Until one loves; then there's no debate.

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I left it
on when I
left the house
for the pleasure
of coming back
ten hours later
to the greatness
of Teddy Wilson
"After You've Gone"
on the piano
in the corner
of the bedroom
as I enter
in the dark

from New and Selected Poems by David Lehman

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