Poetry by Clem Starck, photo credit by Carla Perry.
Sitka Center for Art & Ecology is hosting a poetry writing workshop by Clem Starck in Newport Oregon. I’ve run across his poems from time to time and really enjoyed this one listed in the Sitka e-newsletter. If you are unable to read it in the image, here it is:
“Why not study ethnobotany,
or practice juggling?
I could learn to read Chinese, and start in
on the ten thousand poems extant
of Lou You.
It’s unlikely I’ll take up blacksmithing,
or become a backhoe operator.
For the time being
I think I’ll just concentrate
on finding the words
for the mist that rises from
the fields in the morning,
or the moon
as seen once from Joel’s truck
on the way home from a job in Corvallis.”
For more information on the poetry workshop, check Sitka Center for Art & Ecology.