Bonnie Marshall in Poetry May 11, 2013July 6, 2013 46 Words Without a Safety Net Without a Safety Net Morning wakefulness untangles day from night and orients a starting place for poet acrobats to think…of necessity… about a high wire of images and timing… to step poetry to print across a line of thoughts without a safety net. Bonnie Marshall Share this:PrintLinkedInTumblrTwitterLike this:Like Loading... Related TaggedConfidenceImaginationPoemPoetryPoetsTaking RisksWriting Poetry
8 thoughts on “Without a Safety Net”
Yes. The risk and thrill and pain.
There’s that, yet the truth?…writing is fun.
Mmmmm. I wish I had it in me to be a poet acrobat, navigating that highwire, drunk on fear and exhilaration.
Some day my timing will be really off, but until then I’ll keep climbing up there. Glad you’re still in the audience.
I saw your wonderful Roberto Weigand illustration and saw it as a fisherman spearing stars down below. Clearly it is and acrobat poet.
“spearing stars”… is a lovely image.
Sometimes you lean towards the poetry; sometimes towards the truth: this one does, both; how careless we can be (I’m thinking of me); thank you.
Well…”not intending” is just part of writing. Has to be there.