Wednesday, June 20, 2012


wasp nest II
photo: Katie Barnes


A wasp rises to its papery
nest under the eaves
where it daubs

at the gray shape,
but seems unable
to enter its own house.

--Jane Kenyon

wasp nest I
photo: Katie Barnes


  1. Dear Heather,

    this is all such wonderful news. I'd say God bless but it appears he has already. :)

    59 not 19 - yeah, sounds groovy to me.

    What I happy about for you in all of this is that you are being enabled to flow in your creativity which usually begets more of the same.

  2. I loved this post! Except for the wasp nest, they scare the heck out of me, but that's okay. I'm glad you're getting editing work. IMHO you seem to be writing a lot ... maybe I missed something. Interested in your summer reading recommendations. I read Amagansett by Mark Mills, set on Long Island, which might count as New England.

  3. You go Heather. Maybe you could get an interview with Mary Karr? She's fantastic. She was giving a talk at a church and I walked up to her and said: "Mary Karr you're the best thing that happened to me today." And we sat and talked like girlfriends.
    Turns out we were both born the same year:)

    You're busy-good. Good busy. Love the news. The poem from Jane Kenyon is quite good. She and Donald Hall were together a long time.

  4. :) May God continue to pour His blessings out on you and through you!

  5. I am taking my daughters to Hampton Beach tomorrow, Heather. I'll be thinking of you!

  6. Happy Almost Birthday, Heather. I love that "Polish over here.." quote. You just generally rock!

  7. yeah, people! Thank you so much. And Barbara, how lovely that Mary Karr was so kind to you...


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