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  • A sure antidote to sleeplessness is to curl up with Cowbird stories - little treasures that stretch minds, enlarge hearts, and yet, make we writers a kind of snug world where in reading each other's words so much more beyond the word occurs: I've thought that, felt that, wondered that, had that conversation, admired that moment, prayed that prayer, heard that song, wept the same loss, appreciated the same beauty, walked in the same place ...

    What are the chances that the poet in me relishes the same line--not just the same poem, but the same line!--of a loved poet as Alex N. just shared a few hours ago in "Sudden Friendship"?

    "I feel that this little boat of mine has struck against something there in the deep, something vast."

    - Juan Ramón Jiménez -

    A lovely line to capture epiphany. Yes, Cowbird is a witness to life. A blessed day to all Cowbirders.
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