Poetry What?

h1 October 5th, 2007 by jules

Henry Miller photo taken by Carl Van Vechten, photographer; first published in the U.S. in 1923; image in the public domainSo, yes, it’s my turn for Poetry Friday, but a) I’m packing for the 1st Annual Kidlitosphere Conference, and b) I’ve been busy this week with my work that . . . well, pays, to be frank. Yes, as much as I love runnin’ my mouth about literature here at 7-Imp, it’s a labor of love which does not help pay the bills, and so the work that does help pay the bills came first this week. This means I don’t have a proper book review for you today or a well-considered poem. But I’ll get back to that soon enough.

What I did stumble across, which I want to quickly share (and which is not poetry), is this little piece of advice I had jotted down years ago in a journal and just re-discovered. It’s from the mind of writer Henry Miller (pictured here in a photo taken by photographer Carl Van Vechten and first published in the U.S. in 1923; the image is in the public domain):

“Develop interest in life as you see it; in people, things, literature, music — the world is so rich, simply throbbing with rich treasures, beautiful souls, and interesting people.”

So, here’s to the beautiful souls and interesting people I’m looking forward to meeting tomorrow when I arrive in Chicago. I’m really excited about meeting the faces behind the blogs. Safe travels to everyone else attending, too. Until tomorrow . . .

5 comments to “Poetry What?”

  1. First off, LOVE the photo of Henry Miller.
    Second, it’s killing me not to be headed toward Chicago.
    Third, enjoy the throbbing richness of the weekend. And REPORT BACK!!!

  2. Aw, I wish I could meet you, too, Liz! Will report back for sure…..

  3. Oh, and Liz, I meant to say: YES, isn’t that a great photo?!

  4. See you soon! (And I want to hear about those old journals you’re re-discovering.)

  5. Well said, J. See you tomorrow!

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