This month, I’m writing words and posting images relating to the landscape of memory. I hope to write poems most days and also share photos, quotes, and more prosaic thoughts related in some way to memory, nostalgia, longing for place, remembering and forgetting, landscape, dreamscape, landscape’s memory and memory’s landscape, the intersection of the layered historical physical world with personal memory, the frames that both landscape and memory use to contain and order our focus, the landscape of childhood, the landscape of devastation, how memories lie and tell the truth, the fragmentation of memory, how landscapes shape us and our memories, and so on. All the posts will be linked to the Introductory Page as they are posted. Thanks for visiting.
Today, some favourite landscapes from my own garden over the seasons, over the years.
“We haven’t a clue as to what counts / In the secret landscape behind the landscape we look at here.” — Charles Wright, from “Thinking about the Poet Larry Levis One Afternoon in Late May,” Appalachia (1998)