^z 20th December 2023 at 7:34am

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!

(cf; see also Zhurnal Three (4 Apr 2002), Treasure Knowledge (26 Oct 2002), ...)

TopicPoetry - TopicJournalizing - TopicZhurnal - 2005-01-29

(correlates: John McPhee, Subway Agreement, VitalAndNegligible, ...)