Every summer I think I will write when I am here in my favorite place on earth. And I do write--a little. But I like to think playing-- or just staring out the window is sometimes a necessary interval in a writing life. Hah!
In The State of the Art by David Lehman, Lehman writes that when President Clinton was president, he hosted a "Millennium Evening" to celebrate American poetry. The event was beamed to 220 sites and was cybercast, and a transcript was made available to the public. Lehman commented: "it was no less pleasurable for the accidental transformations that hasty typing produced--as when Wallace Stevens's 'the palm at the end of the mind' turned into 'the pond at the end of time.'"