Loose ends…..things that have gotten away from me over the past months and months and I’ve been remiss about. I ran into one today …..my friend (at least I hope he still is) Roger Moore. He was rightfully curious about whether our little project of me publishing his poem(s) is still on. I said yes it was.
I didn’t tell him it was still in the galley tray I left it in waiting for me to do some re-formatting — a casualty of last year’s health mis-adventures. I have been thinking about it quite a bit in the last while but with half a fear of contacting Roger. But as I think about it in the light of seeing him, I am somewhat excited about it again — actually more than somewhat.
When I left it last spring, I was experimenting with how to bind it as it is a fold-out poem. I’ve thought a lot about the binding issue since then and, although it is going to be a challenge (or maybe because it is going to be a challenge) I think I’m ready to carry on carrying on with it. Following is a picture I may have run before but maybe not. It is of the situation not long before I left off. After casting the poem in Ludlow, I decided it would look better in the Bembo handset I acquired From Michael Bixler. The first page, as mentioned above is awaiting me on the galley tray…..”These are the shadows of things that have been…”