Twitter Weekly Updates for 2012-07-29

  • Even in flight, the cuckoos skulk: two pairs of thin wings as fast and silent as a burglar's gloves. A small red beetle circles the yard. #
  • A sleek black-and-yellow potter wasp is visiting the bergamot, biting a hole in the base of each drooping floret to suck the nectar. #
  • @ezrafitz Yes, quite right. in reply to ezrafitz #
  • New post: Hit the Lights http://t.co/VR5W3pZg #poetry #nottheMetallicasong #
  • Six times in a row, the wood pewee chimes in right after the field sparrow. Don't tell me birds don't sing in part for the pleasure of it. #
  • @fiona_robyn @alotus_poetry Thanks for the kind thoughts. Hope all's well with you, too. in reply to fiona_robyn #
  • Scythes revisited: http://t.co/uaxAhb7D In which I meet a 90-year-old former occupant of my house in Plummer's Hollow. #
  • Cloudless and cool. The only cricket sound is a low murmur. From up in the woods, the distant crashing of deer running through the laurel. #
  • The yark, yark of ravens skimming the trees, the low cloud ceiling just above. Crushing humidity. Vegetation still drips from a dawn storm. #
  • @mslopatto @eroston "It’s still too early to know if rains will affect barley used in Scotland’s whiskey." 14th paragraph. in reply to mslopatto #
  • Bill Knott, one of our greatest poets, is self-publishing his work and giving it away to anyone who buys a painting: http://t.co/ewkoiwMk #
  • Bill Knott, cont'd: For $150, I got a painting, a print and 15 (!) of Knott's 'homepubs," 1000s of poems in all. http://t.co/ewkoiwMk #
  • .@kitabet I love "Praise ignorance, for what man has not encountered he has not destroyed." #wendellberry in reply to kitabet #
  • @kitabet First read Farming: A Handbook when I was 13 or 14. I like it better now–don't think I understood it too well at that age. in reply to kitabet #
  • @kitabet I like his Sabbath Poems too. Almost makes me want to be Christian, which is saying a lot. in reply to kitabet #
  • Changes to The Morning Porch website: http://t.co/wgluIkgP #WordPress #
  • @kitabet Very cool. (UCC? Quakers?) in reply to kitabet #
  • Correction to my earlier post about Bill Knott: you can get a painting & at least 10 books for as little as $100. http://t.co/aVtOk1o0 #
  • And in a related vein, I have a new poem up, "Death of the Author": http://t.co/ynHz3cuw #
  • @I_am_Ozma Yes, exactly. in reply to I_am_Ozma #
  • @CollinKelley First I heard of FastPencil. Wow. They seem to be trying to erase the line between self- and vanity publishing, don't they? in reply to CollinKelley #
  • Sitting outside with my laptop, blind to the world. A phoebe flies past two feet from my nose, followed a minute later by a hummingbird. #
  • And now a young Carolina wren is staring at me from a porch railing three feet away. They're not being friendly. They want me gone. #