Tuesday, October 03, 2006
I like to work
...in relative silence. Whenever the phone rings I jump out of my skin. And so it goes. The phone rang a little while ago. I jumped. The cat jumped. The word I was in the middle of writing and all the thoughts that were racing ahead were reduced to a syllable followed by a sudden black line. Argh. I picked up the phone. It was H, alerting me that Roy Miki was up next on Sounds Like Canada. I immediately perked up and clicked on CBC to listen. Miki just received the Thakore Visiting Scholar Award, which honours individuals who show a concern for truth, justice and non-violence in public life. During the interview he read a poem from his book Surrender, a book I have on my shelf. Better yet, he briefly talked about the many ways of entering a poetic space. Thankfully, I was listening.