"Immersion in the life of the world, a willingness to be inhabited by and to speak for others, including those beyond the realm of the human, these are the practices not just of the bodhisattva but of the writer." --Jane Hirshfield

Friday, September 19, 2008

Stealing Is Not Nice

On my way home today, I stopped at Oblong Books in Rhinebeck, NY. There was a sign in the poetry shelf, "Stealing is Not Nice." Why there of all places? Do people steal poetry?

Oh, to live in such a world.

Where poetry is stolen, rather than ignored. Oblong has two entire poetry bookcases.


Zany said...

The silver lining:
People are reading poetry. :=D.

Kay Sexton said...

Such joy, poetry robbers! Perhaps they are like Robin Hood and whisper lines they have stolen to strangers on public transport ...

Zen of Writing said...

I picture students from nearby Bard College doing exactly that, starting a trend, guerrilla poetry.