Paraphrasing Yiyun Li

Slowness is a virtue.

Li reminds us of this as we read #Tolstoytogether. 

To translate it into my own voice: our time on earth is limited, so why not take as much space as we can by slowing down? 

I tell myself this as I sort through poems, consider them, read them. Why rush? Read slowly, in time with the poem. Let it breathe in tune with me so that I might better hear what it has to say. 

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