One of the things I love about doing Every Day Poems is the way it brings various parts of my life together.
This morning, Claire Burge wrote to thank me for running her photo with today’s poem, and I wrote back, “Thank YOU for letting me use it.”
Claire is our photo editor for The High Calling, but she was first a friend. And now I feel like we are creative collaborators, simply by virtue of her willingness to let me say, “I’ve got this poem. I wonder, have you got a photo?”
Since Claire is originally from South Africa, and I had a poem set there, of course I had to ask, “Claire, do you happen to…” She did. I had a hard time choosing from the selections she sent. Somehow this one seemed perfect for a poem called “The Looking.” Don’t you think?
Post by L.L. Barkat. Visit L.L. at Seedlings in Stone, for more on writing, poetry, art and life.
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