Tuesday, October 21, 2008

"We all have that power"

During one of the sessions at the recent Dodge Poetry Festival, Steve Sanfield opened his reading by telling that while he was originally from Lynn, MA, he was living in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada. Coming to Waterloo Village is a little different. He is used to arid and dry but came here to find lush, deciduous greenery. He did not feel comfortable until he smelt a skunk. Now that was something he could recognize.

I was intrigued to hear him. He was featured as a storyteller, yet he also writes haiku. Two extremes of the writing rainbow. He has much to say for us to ponder.

He said:
"Words have great power. We all have that power."
and
"What it all comes down to is a belief in yourself and your work."

You can find and read some of Steve's haiku here