Tonight, Ryan gives his graduate presentation. Defends his thesis, those pages of which we tore to bits over the weekend. He climbed into bed at 3:30; a few short hours later, and we were awake again.
In poetry news: Today is poem in your pocket day. I am carrying CK Williams' "Risk" with me. What poem do you carry with you? Also: Anna Akmatova's life has become a play. Keep up with poetry news here.
And in Penelope news: She is happy spring is in the struggling process of arriving. We are enjoying long walks outside, not fighting slick sidewalks or troublesome cold. I haven't wished for spring so much as now, and maybe that is because this year, I am finally unfettered from the musical. This time last year, I was celebrating tulips and thinking of a trip to Boston. This year, I am touching tree buds and thinking of a baby blooming.
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