Write free as a Bird

“Once upon a time, when women were birds, there was the simple understanding that to sing at dawn and to sing at dusk was to heal the world through joy. The birds still remember what we have forgotten, that the world is meant to be celebrated.” 
― Terry Tempest Williams, When Women Were Birds: Fifty-four Variations on Voice paragraph here.

"The desire to write grows with writing." ---Erasmus


“Poetry is the way we help give name to the nameless so it can be thought.” 
― Audre Lorde

“Although all poets aspire to be birds, no bird aspires to be a poet.” 
-Mary Ruefle,The Most of It

Poet*Librarian*Ethnographer*Introvert*Italian American*Coffee !

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Michelle Messina Reale



The Beautiful Process

Birds of Sicily is an exploration into the geography of proximity. Dipping relentlessly and empathically into the “shadow of lack,” Reale unravels travel to reveal the “life of hard work and paradox” that links us all. 
—Cameron Conaway, Author of Malaria, Poems