The Wardrobe’s Best Dressed: Being Many Seeds by Marilyn McCabe

This selection, chosen by Managing Editor Krista Cox, is from Being Many Seeds by Marilyn McCabe, released by Grayson Books in 2020.
Tongue wakes to speak
morning before my eyes
and stumbles over some name
sought and forgotten.
This seems to be true:
Tasting is the essence
of being awake,
and as it is a sense not retained
well in memory, days are
for sampling flights
of what the waking makes.


Tongue wakes 
and stumbles 


                the waking



                the waking

But can systems learn from their own mistakes? Evolution would lead us to believe, to some degree, yes. Teilhard felt hopeful: that sense of emergence and possibility.

Marilyn McCabe‘s poetry has won awards and contests through A Room of Her Own Foundation, The Word Works, Grayson Books, the New York State Council on the Arts, and the Adirondack Center for Writing. Her books of poems include Perpetual Motion and Glass Factory, and chapbooks Rugged Means of Grace and, most recently, Being Many Seeds. Poems and videopoetry have been published in print and online, and videopoems have appeared in festivals and galleries.

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