Found Etheree 3/30 #npm23

This found poem, written in the form of an etheree, comes from Ezra Klein’s inspiring podcast interview with poet Jane Hirshfield. All of the words were used by either Klein or Hirshfield to describe reading or writing poetry.


state of
an openness
a sequestration
chemical reaction
vessel of transformation
monastery of consciousness
different condition of being
A fascination, I mean a yearning

Photo by Josu00e9 Nicolu00e1s Castellanos Ramu00edrez on






3 responses to “Found Etheree 3/30 #npm23”

  1. margaretsmn Avatar

    Monastery, the word choices are delicious.

  2. Max @ Completely Full Bookshelf Avatar
    Max @ Completely Full Bookshelf

    Just wanted to poke my head in and say that I’m loving all these beautiful poems showing up in my inbox—I’m always a little sad at the end of March when I stop getting to read your SOL posts, so these poems are so exciting! Thanks for sharing, Elisabeth!

  3. Cathy M. Avatar
    Cathy M.

    I’m so fascinated by these etheree poems that continue to pop up across blogs. The word selection in your poem creates a soft rhythm with all of the -ion words punctuating the end of lines with the change in the last line working as icing on a cake.

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