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Sunday, July 1, 2012

Extraordinary selves...

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"Even such common articles 
as coat hangers 
can take on unexpected dimensions 
within the realm of a poem; 
and if this can happen with coat hangers, 
then the world must be filled 
with other 'ordinary' subjects 
just waiting for poetry to come along 
and reveal their extraordinary selves."

~ Valerie Worth, 
in The Place My Words are Looking For

I love this quote -- it is so true.  The world is filled with seemingly ordinary objects, but if we would only look at them with a poet's eyes, we'd realize just how extraordinary they really are!  What common place things can you think of that would make good poem subjects?

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