Welcome to where I am, where my kitchen's always messy, a pot's (or a poet) always about to boil over, a dog is always begging to be fed. Drafts of poems on the counter. Windows filled with leaves. Wind. Clouds moving over the mountains. If you like poetry, books, and music--especially dog howls when a siren unwinds down the hill-- you'll like it here.


MY NEW AUTHOR'S SITE, KATHRYNSTRIPLINGBYER.COM, THAT I MYSELF SET UP THROUGH WEEBLY.COM, IS NOW UP. I HAD FUN CREATING THIS SITE AND WOULD RECOMMEND WEEBLY.COM TO ANYONE INTERESTED IN SETTING UP A WEBSITE. I INVITE YOU TO VISIT MY NEW SITE TO KEEP UP WITH EVENTS RELATED TO MY NEW BOOK.


MY NC POET LAUREATE BLOG, MY LAUREATE'S LASSO, WILL REMAIN UP AS AN ARCHIVE OF NC POETS, GRADES K-INFINITY! I INVITE YOU TO VISIT WHEN YOU FEEL THE NEED TO READ SOME GOOD POEMS.

VISIT MY NEW BLOG, MOUNTAIN WOMAN, WHERE YOU WILL FIND UPDATES ON WHAT'S HAPPENING IN MY KITCHEN, IN THE ENVIRONMENT, IN MY IMAGINATION, IN MY GARDEN, AND AMONG MY MOUNTAIN WOMEN FRIENDS.




Friday, March 27, 2009

NATIONAL POETRY MONTH BEGINS APRIL 1



What does poetry do for us? What sort of perspective does it bring to our everyday lives? I invite your answers to these open-ended questions. The image above captures visually what a poem does for me. While washing dishes Monday morning, I looked up and saw a wine glass holding the trees I'd gazed at over the soapsuds for years without really seeing. "Over everything I place a glass bell," Margaret Atwood concludes a poem about watching her sister skate. I like to think of a poem filling an open glass with the world. It contains the lyric moment, that instant when we experience something as ordinary and familiar as the trees in one's yard in a new way. An instant of perception captured in language. Brimful. Shimmering. Inviting us into its vessel of words.

Each day I will be posting a poem on my Laureate's Lasso blog. I hope you will join me there.

3 comments:

Glenda C. Beall said...

I love this photo! How fantastic to catch that on camera.

doris diosa said...

Good Morning.

i like this. Me too (a poem a day).

Hugsss.

awcamp said...

What a beautiful photo! When poetry is the lens through which I view the world, it helps me focus on the divinity in each moment -- sort of like taking the time to peer through a microscope and revel in the wonder of it all. Looking forward to an April full of poetry!