This past year we read Songs of Unreason by Jim Harrison. Each page left me breathless, humbled, and compelled. On April 26th, dVerse Poet’s Pub posed this prompt: Write about a poet you know … how you as a reader connect to their words. The only rule is do not mention the poet. The prompt was designed to be a poem about another dVerse poet that you secretly admire, but since this was my very first visit to the pub, I wrote about Jim Harrison. I had read several pages of Songs that afternoon and the physical response was, as always, palpable. My poem Secretly Admiring was a feeble attempt to express that feeling, the physical, emotional, and mental. Now that the frenzy of April has ended, I have decided to explore that unreasonable experience more completely. With that in mind, I have randomly selected 28 quotes from Harrison’s 2011 award-winner that are thought-provoking and beautiful. I will post a quote and then, hopefully write a poem that is birthed of the inspiration. If you find inspiration of your own in any of the quotes, feel free to join me!
Let me know!