06 Mar 2000 08:04:06
From: Richard E. Lee
Subject: No subject was
Thank you, Daralee, for your
beautiful, detailed letter. I
just read it. We went to an art
show opening in 29 Palms
yesterday, so were tied up in the
glorious weather along the way.
The rocks and stones and hills
were incredibly lovely wearing
grays and blacks from the rainy
I bought a book of poems by David
Lehman, The Daily Mirror,
which I think I mentioned to you.
Anyway, it is a great collection
of his poems. He decided to write
a poem a day, and that's what he
did--for a year. Then he selected
those he thought held up the best
and published them as this book.
I recommend what he did. I am
doing it. At first I was just
prosaic and boring. Then I
decided to write more sharply,
hone things down, find out what
really bothers me. I am doing
better now I think. I am writing
a lot of poems about my lung
cancer. Yesterday I even wrote a
poem about the art show. I sat
under one of the paintings and
wrote a poem!....