Make me a diamond
from pure twilight
built on early planets
Lines by John MacDonald from The Music of the Aztecs
and photo by Jan Claire
GC: How does your mind work? How did you know to start from the particular?
AB: That’s a good question. I’ve been doing it for so long, part of it is automatic.
GC: But to know to start in your back yard. That’s a lesson in poetry right there. That brings me to the second most important thing about poetry — is to notice things.
GC: Observation is vital.