"I remind myself that language isn't my job. Writing a poem isn't my job. My job is the human job of waiting and listening, and language is just what poets use--like wind chimes--to catch the sound of the larger, more essential thing. Wind chimes themselves are not the point. The point is the wind." -Jenny George, Poets & Writers, Jan/Feb 2019
Usually, if I can just stay silent and calm enough to just listen, I can catch the right words.