I’ve been off this particular grid for a little while. Why? Well, I just got married. B and I were married last Saturday, June 17th. It was a lovely ceremony—Jewish with some poetry mixed in—and the party was completely overwhelming to me: dozens of friends and family members from all parts of my and B’s lives. It’s strange; in that situation, you have to kind of shift between the memories you share with each person or group of people. It’s like you’re climbing into a different brain, a different part of your past or present, at each table. Anyway, totally overwhelming, and exciting, and overwhelmingly touching.
But there was a lot of preparation to be done, obviously, which didn’t leave much time for blogging. But things are calming down now, so here I am.
What have I been reading…let’s see: tons of Robert Lowell. The letters alongside the poems and a biography. I can’t quite get over the way he was willing to portray himself as the monster he seems that it seems he was—I’m reading a biography, too, LOST PURITAN—well, and his ambition. It seems he set himself the goal of becoming the most important poet going, and he did. Anyway, I can’t say much about how I’m feeling about Lowell now. Suffice it to say, he’s what I’m reading.
I’ve sort of finished a big writing project, and I’m caught in that space after a big writing project of wanting to start something new and not quite being ready to start it yet. I can’t really write right now, and I’d like to. Plus, I just got married and feel rather distracted. So be it.
Dunno. More soon.