09 April, 2011
A few years ago, I discovered Jackie Kay a Scottish poet. She makes me cry and laugh*, in general, makes me believe that the world is a messy place, but sublimely so.
What a gift it must be to speak your mind and ponder your thoughts in such a way as with words well chosen.
I have a friend back in Montreal who does so by writing plays. Watching Jackie Kay read her poems today, made me miss my friend, for she can always shake me awake with her words.
* Be sure to listen to both of the poems in both of the videos.