Okay — here we are recently in town, one day after a slush storm — Bill Porter (Red Pine) has just come down from up north Vermont on the morning bus. He's a long way from home, but he came prepared. Since he has never been to Brattleboro before, I suggested we meet at Amy's Bakery, a fine local hangout of tourists-meet-flannel. So Bill made for himself a hitchhikers cardboard sign, and within five minutes he said he had a ride and was carried from the bus station into town. Nothing like a self-reliant friend. We had missed one another when he was last in Vermont five years ago, and this time we wanted to nail it. Fresh from a session of poets and zen over the weekend in Montreal ( I was generously invited to be a participant but for family reasons couldn't get away ), Bill came down with good cheer for me from fellow friends, plus some gorgeous books as a gift from Myoko; and I thank you Myoko! Poetry is especially lovely for this. Bill presented the books over a table of tea and utensils and sandwiches with a window full behind us of RR tracks, iced over Connecticut River and Wantastiquet Mountain standing strong.
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