Give yourself a kiss.
If you want to hold the beautiful One,
hold yourself to yourself.

–Rumi

“I believe poetry can be…a constant reminder to ourselves and to our fellow citizens that being alert, both inwardly and outwardly, rewards each person with more life…I say let the poems move in all ways; at least, then, we’ll have a chance to reach the bridge—and if we do lose our minds let it be because we believed too much in the heart’s voice.”

—Tim Seibles, from the intro to Buffalo Head Solos