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The Darkening Skies

Posted on: February 4, 2022

Written by Tara Sitser

(c) Feb 2022

6 Responses to "The Darkening Skies"

How wonderful to hear a fresh voice. Perhaps, even, a new Leonard Cohen bridging the worlds of poetry and song so sorely needed at just this time. Beautiful! Well done! Ann Vincent Vila

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How wonderful to hear a fresh voice. Perhaps, even, a new Leonard Cohen bridging the worlds of poetry and song so sorely needed at just this time. Beautiful! Well done!

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Oh, my! Ann, that is high praise indeed! Thank you so much for all your encouraging words.

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Tara! You indulged your dark side a little on this one! Love it!

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Thank you, Sean. This is a bit of a departure from my usual fare. And your guidance played a part in its creation. You and I had a conversation some time ago about allowing your inner thoughts to become source material for blog pieces. This poem is a visceral response to seeing yet another in a long line of willfully blind comments about the state of our planet and our relationship to climate change. My anger demanded to be heard. I wrote this poem in less than five minutes and, honestly, I have no memory of actually doing the writing. But it says everything I demanded of it. Thank you, my friend!

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That’s how I use blogging, Tara: as in intellectual/creative workshop. Many of the ideas I rudimentarily explored in early blog posts went on to get full-length dissertations later, and some essays, like “Forget It, Jake, It’s Tinseltown,” in which I poured all my anxiety over the George Floyd murder, are a real-time reaction to some event going on in the world. I’ll identify some thought that’s preoccupying me, and in wanting to learn more about it, I draft a blog post. I’ve got all the inspiration I need right in my own head!

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