A wonderful poem by William Stafford (1914-1993) was featured on the 17 Jan 2005 Writer's Almanac . It's titled "What's in My Journal" (, from his 1980 Passwords) and begins:
Odd things, like a button drawer. Mean
Things, fishhooks, barbs in your hand.
But marbles too. A genius for being agreeable.
Junkyard crucifixes, voluptuous
discards. Space for knickknacks, and for
Alaska. Evidence to hang me, or to beatify.
Clues that lead nowhere, ...
... a good description of this ^zhurnal!
(see http://www.williamstafford.org/ ; see also Zhurnal Three (4 Apr 2002), TreasureKnowledge (26 Oct 2002), ...)
TopicPoetry - TopicJournalizing - TopicZhurnal - Datetag20050129
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