An excellent post Claudia. I shall put the book on my list. Thank you!
Originally posted on dVerse:
Recently I read the book “Everyday matters” by Danny Gregory.
And it really moved me
It’s about sketching
It’s about coping with an accident that his wife had and how it changed their whole life
But mostly for me it’s about learning to see how the things around us really are
instead of assuming they’re like this and that
It’s about looking closely
about letting the everyday surprise you
about taking off the glasses of generalization and putting away stamps or stencils
Danny says that sometimes people draw badly because they draw symbols instead of what they see.
And when I read this I thought if we’re not careful it can happen in our poems as well
It can happen that we feel or see something and instead of looking or listening closely we take a pattern that comes close – or we write about it in a way someone…
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