Saturday, October 22, 2011

Amazing!

I seldom think about the large number of people I know via the Internet, synagogue, yoga, hiking, and the rest of my life. But now that I have begun getting pre-orders for my book, it becomes clear just how many people whose lives I have touched, even just tangentially. People I don't know have begun to send me friend requests. They have read my poems in journals. This is a new thing for me, and one I gladly embrace, thinking of the circle widening, gratefully and gladly.
I have not even begun to do readings, like the one on the radio I will do in a couple of weeks. More will no doubt follow.
I must express this gratitude in new poems soon! Lately I have entered a sort of odd period in which I cannot seem to turn out whole poems, but many fragments, stashed away for when I can finish them. This is unusual for me. It must be because this is a time of transition, an opening of a new door.

2 comments:

Robin said...

So glad you are getting lots of poetry book orders--and making some new friends, as well! This sounds like a great time in your life!

Robbi said...

Thanks Robin. I'm looking forward to seeing you this week, or next weekend anyhow. If you want to come to that reading with me on Weds., you are welcome. I am not going to have dinner with the publisher.