Saturday, June 18, 2011

then poetry happened

People sometimes ask me, did you always want to be a poet, is that what you really wanted? And I reply, as truthfully as I can: first of all I wanted to be a circus performer, not just any performer but a tightrope artiste. And I knew the word `artiste' and felt it was very grand and that was precisely what I wanted to be. Meena Alexander, Poetry: the Question of Home
Photo: unidentified youth in a Tokyo jazz coffee shop
by Michael Rougier, 1964 via Tomboy Style

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