Sunday, June 29, 2003

"Not wounded, sir, but dead."

Oh, Katharine Hepburn has passed.

"I think most of the people involved in any art always secretly wonder whether they are really there because they're good-- or because they're lucky."
--Katharine Hepburn

Katharine Hepburn is one of my favorite actresses and persons, and it will always be so.

The Philadelphia Story (much of which I can recite by heart), Desk Set (I am a librarian after Bunny's own heart), Pat & Mike, Long Day's Journey into Night .....

More words from the Wise Woman:

* Sometimes I wonder if men and women really suit each other. Perhaps they should live next door and just visit now and then.

* Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get — only what you are expecting to give — which is everything. What you will receive in return varies. But it really has no connection with what you give. You give because you love and cannot help giving.

* Without discipline, there's no life at all.

Friday, June 27, 2003

"I am the least difficult of men. All I want is boundless love." --Frank O'Hara

Tuesday, June 24, 2003

Here are a few things I believe.

"Defense is one's duty; aggression is an act of madness." -- Anonymous



I love who I love and nothing seems to change that.

Bathtubs should have thermometers and timers and built-in trays.

I still love pyrotechnics.

Friday, June 20, 2003

A new chapbook

Suddenly today I put together my new chapbook manuscript. I also have a "real", full-length manuscript in the works, too, plus a young adult novel and three non-fiction books, but anyway...

I think it's called Sip.

Last time I laid out a chapbook (gad, this is my 5th, and I still suck at it, have to do everything 4x) was at Yancey's in the Inner Sunset, my second week in San Francisco. Just before I left SF, I had drinks with Kim Addonizio there.

People sometimes query, why (what with) the one word titles all the damn time? I, who am usually so strivingly precise with words, cannot quite say. Phrases charm, but it's still individual words which have meaning, for me. It's why I still writhe away from Language poetry. It's meaning I always want, I don't care if its beautiful if it's true, something I can know & learn from & be expected to accept.

This from the girl who still can't do trigonometry.

Poet's hand on Mission Street (quote from Jack Micheline)


Hey, I'm reading at Rust Belt Books on Allen St. in the B-lo at 7 pm tomorrow, with Susan Peters and Jorge Guitart, each of whom taught me when I was a wee snark wordmeister, plus music by Stu Shapiro. Should be amusing. Did I mention my intention this summer is to read only fresh from the notebook stuff? Come one, come all...and run off weeping! Fun for the whole family! Thank you, I practice at home.

Tuesday, June 17, 2003

It's Summer in Beautiful River

and organic coop strawberries are ecstasy
and I rode my $10 bike today, whee!
and I like to sweat
and it's the season of fan mail (hi, Xavier!)
and I swept the alley and pulled some weeds
and I had a delicious sandwich from Soul Lievito
and I saw friends all over the village
and I wore the cowrie shell earrings I bought at Allentown Fest West this weekend
and it's bliss to take a bath at 2 pm with the breeze coming in the open window
and this minute I'm one of the happiest people I know

Googlism for: celia white

celia white is the tobacco control archive digital librarian
celia white is a poet
celia white is not me
celia white is a poet and librarian currently living in san francisco
celia white is another marie
celia white is a real find
celia white is celtoy whicor of planet caffeine
celia white is the author of three chapbooks
celia white is a poet and fiction writer who "sunlights" as an information terrorist
celia white is