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October 14, 2012

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some of us resist being led--i did. until i couldn't resist anymore. and since then, i follow the vein of poetry just as you describe. one of the most stirring moments happened in a georgetown cafe a couple years ago: meeting you and kelly. thank you.


sherry o'keefe

Great stuff!

I had one of those meticulously organized notebooks, too. Mine was the fattest composition book they made - with a red cover.

I think that impulse to resist must be part of the process. But, what happens on the letting go? A certain fear, a surrender, and then, an acceptance, a peace, a call unlike before. Indeed, follow the vein, whenever and however you can. Hopefully always.

What a magic that night. I remember even the energy in the air was different; the conversation its own kismet. I am ever grateful. Thank you for your observations, your words here!

Julie E. Bloemeke

Laura, isn't it something? And now it is talisman, reference point, the tangible to say, yes, I was compelled even then. I am fascinated by how the idea of poetry morphs: viscerally, spiritually, even in nostalgia, which, it seems, I am often tempted to resist.

PS Mine is deep blue, most likely an office cast off, and incredibly, is stamped with "Policies and Procedures."

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