I had hardly begun to read / I asked how can you ever be sure / that what you write is really / any good at all and he said

you can’t you can never be sure / you die without knowing / whether anything you wrote was any good / if you have to be sure don’t write

–merwin, ‘berryman’

i am

a reader, burrower in pages  · a writer, mixer, shifter and shaker of words  ·  an editor, cherisher of the worlds of others  ·  an academic, watcher of the sea and tracer of maps  ·  a rustic, carer of trees and tendrils