28 March 2011

I Interrupt This Poetry Slam...

...to say I am sorry for my lack of grace lately.  I've been weathering some storms all month, and I've been slipping further behind in my reading and my responding to many of the wonderful comments and correspondence I have received.

It may not seem like it to many of you who read Irish Gumbo regularly, but it is true.  I have been lacking in time and energy to stay current as I like to do.

Hopefully, the seas will calm soon and the headwinds die down.  I'm counting on it to keep my grip on the tiller.  Until then, I want to thank everyone who has been reading my work.  I enjoy hearing from you, but even if you don't comment I am very grateful for everyone's eyes on this here palimpsest dedicated to the noise in my head.

Thank you all, so very much.  The poetry slam will resume tomorrow.



  1. a heartfelt acknowledgement. Seems as if everyone in the world is in the same state you describe. My new age friends say we are in the "shadow of Mercury Retrograde." I think we're in the middle of a shit storm. Batten down the hatches!

  2. I agree with Tara - supposedly Mercury Retrograde is coming up and it's been pretty tough already. Yikes.
    palimpsest - second time I've read that word within a week's time. Never read it before that. Get outta my brain, Irish.
    Wishing you all the best in weathering the storm, my friend.

  3. You? you're pretty graceful. The way you get out of the back of a limo, while still maintaining your modesty... well, that's pretty damn admirable.

    palimpsest. yes. I had to look that up.

  4. This stuff is really a luxury, don't you think, even though its rail is dire necessity? So much life gets in the way of patient, slow, diligent work. I spent the weekend butchering a pair of flowerboxes in 90-degree Florida heat (I AM bitching). So tired in the early early a.m.s that I hardly had the nerve to compose, much less with any skill. But whaddayagonnado? Look forward to reading what forwards you here. - Brendan

  5. you have grace, sugar. be well. i tend to agree with the others, it's bad moon rising sort of time everywhere. xoxo

  6. Life gets in the way sometime, do what you gotta do.

  7. Yep, I feel you, Irish. I've been about ready to start building an ark in the backyard. And as Tara so aptly said, we're in the middle of a shitstorm. Always look forward to your posts, so we will be here waiting (im)patiently... heh :)

  8. That post? Grace. Hang on to the tiller. You'll get where you want to go.

    I heard a great quote today, and I thought of you. "Everything is always okay in the end; if it's not okay, then it's not the end."

  9. Are we all on this strange painful journey? We're a gaggle of tiny boats weathering an incredible Nor'easter.

    strap yourself in, my friend.

  10. i still read even though i don't always comment. shame on me.

  11. That was a shit storm kinda time.


"Let your laws come undone
Don't suffer your crimes
Let the love in your heart take control..."

-'The Hair Song', by Black Mountain

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