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Feb 22, 2021

"Poetry is life distilled. " --Gwendolyn Brooks

Discovering Poetry En Route to Life

"Poetry, my father quoted it frequently, my grandmother collected it in scrapbooks --cards from friends, I memorized snatches of it in school. Poetry really came to me as a young father when my family and I needed to move across the country away from our best friends. It was an unsettled, lonely. time and I started taking walks in the evening to relax. It was spring. Lemon blossoms. Amazingly, I felt something in me wanting to flow out and dance-- and words-- short poems tumbled out of me. I was surprised, encouraged, and felt happily hooked. Then one day I serendipitously discovered another poet, and then a small community of poets. For the next 25 years I shared poetry with them. Poetry is a discovery I have made on my way to finding my life." Jim Glaser shares a few of his thoughtful poems here.

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