PART VI: And where to next, Dear Reader? Wherever shall we go?
After the twins fed the alpacas
and walked them around the pen,
brother and sister would sit in silence
perched on the fence, watchful
in the New Mexican desert,
Toward August sundown in California
my grandmother's mirror her mother's
people brought by wagon from Arkansas
to New Mexico we lifted down carefully
from its nail on our small farm just south
of Fresno in the San Joaquin.
Where do writers get their ideas? Well, if they are writing prose, their ideas evolve one way. If, on the other hand, they are writing poetry, their ideas evolve another way. Perhaps some distinctions are in order. Distinguishing the difference between prose and poetry may not be all that simple.