I Did Not Plan to Write An Essay Today

Cover of Planet of the Blind....man and dog....


I wasn’t sure what I was going to do. Walk the dog of course. Say hello to the maple tree I pretend is my friend. I know, Basho, nothing in nature is my pal. I should celebrate this.

Because I love Bach more than I can say I tend not to write about the matter.

Lines from Lars Gustafsson:

And so I’m alone with the screeching gulls
Who’re are no concern of mine…

Which of course means a man has memories…

Robert Frost said famously: “A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness.”


Went out in a rowboat at night, blind though I am, and drifted under stars. How would I get back to my spot of shore? Trust lovesickness.

Author: skuusisto

Poet, Essayist, Blogger, Journalist, Memoirist, Disability Rights Advocate, Public Speaker, Professor, Syracuse University

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