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  • Writer's pictureJean Linville

smitten by gastropods

November 12 - November 16

is it their graceful gliding,

the way they carry their connection

to the universe in the logarithmic spiral

riding beautifully on their backs

or the delicate and silvery

diary of wandering words?




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Bethe Hagens
Bethe Hagens
Nov 17, 2021

What a poet you are! My first response was from child Bethe pouting “I want Fibonacci on MY back.“ (Just hit me that as a child, I thought of my mom as alternately golden and mean 😠😚). It is a mystery to me how humans carry these beautiful ratios as the essence of our physical bodies and yet so easily seem to get out of proportion in so many ways.

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Bethe Hagens
Bethe Hagens
Nov 17, 2021
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What a great idea. I can imagine myself as a snail on the driveway. I just turned 3/4 of a century, and clearly life is turning into thought experiments. I met a horse and was ready to give up everything, but I really do want to go through my writing and see if it can be synthesized. The garden disaster this year with animals (everybody around here had similar issues) is triggering acknowledgement that it is mot the same place (Kennebunkport) that is was even two years ago. Lots of changes coming.

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