Sunday, October 2, 2011

Meeting Robert Lee Brewer


I wander into the bookstore
alone, but not lonely
anxious, but not nervous;
energy has driven me miles

yet the ambiance is the same here or there
as Saturday hustles and bustles--
cash registers cling, music drifts
aromatic coffee becomes a magnet

and I am reading the headlines
waiting for a grande mocha
until I ask, "Where's the poetry reading?"
a crooked finger points, I follow its lead

to Robert Lee Brewer

no trick, nor joke-- a treat
four hours, a poetry buffet
prompted, I get up and read, too
...for the first time.

@laurie kolp


Poetry inspiration: Shared at Real Toads, Poetic Bloomings (lonely, headlines, energy, wander, music, joke)

22 comments:

Debra Ann Elliott said...

WTG!

Eva Gallant said...

Good for you!

Daydreamertoo said...

Well done you! It's never wraking to say the least soooooo again. Well done!
Glad the drive was worth it too :)

Mary said...

Glad you braved it and got up to read. It is a 'heady experience,' I think. I used to do this sometime in the 'long ago' but haven't in a while. Wouldn't mind doing it again.

Linda H. said...

You READ!!!!????!!! Now, isn't that something. Good for you. Were you nervous? What did you read? How many people were there? I've gotta' hear the whole story. Email me :-)

Laurie Kolp said...

I was a bit nervous, of course. I read "I Am the Sea."

Brian Miller said...

yay! so you enjoyed reading?

kaykuala said...

What a revelation! Reading is a fantastic experience. We tend to take it for granted. Thanks for sharing!

Hank

Robert Lee Brewer said...

I'm glad I was there to witness your reading. It was great getting to meet you!

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Good for you, getting up to read. When I lived in Tofino, I read with some poets I really admired, good memories. Keep doing it! It gets easier!

turtlememoir said...

Well done! I love reading, find it energizing, exhilarating.

Susie Clevenger said...

Great job of writing and congratulation on your public reading!!

Titus said...

Oh, congratulations! And thanks for sharing the experience so well.

Kay L. Davies said...

Wow, that's fabulous! Good for you.

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

ShonEjai said...

Congrats on your first poetry reading! Well done

Patricia Anne McGoldrick said...

Good news story, to be sure!
Congrats on the meeting & the reading!

Old Raven said...

Congratulations Laurie. Pas de moi! I loved the "poetry buffet!

Kerry O'Connor said...

How wonderful! As a would-be poet, I applaud you from the audience.

Jinksy said...

Lucky you! *smiles*

Susannah said...

Love how well your words captured the scene and the excitement! Wonderful. :-)

Mystic_Mom said...

So cool!

Deborah said...

Wow! ... wish I'd been there :o)