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10 March 2011

a vertical sea

'Make a reason for this to mean happiness' I once wrote in a poem that features scaffolding nets. To me, whatever the time of day, in whatever colo(u)r, the nets bring me that.
I remember walking through the loud and crowded streets of Hong Kong with a poet-friend from Okinawa. I said, look up! A gorgeous surface of green, windblown. A vertical sea.
Photo: Friends' building wrapped in Christmas-like scaffolding, Hong Kong
Text: The poem 'Make a Reason' is from my book, 'Delicate Access'

1 comment:

Madeleine Marie Slavick said...

a friend emailed right after this post to say: "thanks, madeleine! really, really love your blog, wish I could write like you. take care -p" and I replied: "thanks for that compliment, p. i do love writing -- so glad you enjoy reading what I write. -m"