Monday, May 16, 2011

i desire to be rewritten

"I think in terms of revision because I have been revised. As a Christian, I feel that I have started over and over, continuing one development after another. After reading scripture, or hearing a sermon, I have made adjustments in my attitudes and behavior. I see new ways of doing things I had not thought of before, or new ways of thinking I had not realized. I desire to be rewritten, so to speak. Don't leave me as I am has been a way of opening prayer."

-Diane Glancy in a chapter on revision in A Syllable of Water, edited by Emilie Griffin (bold emphasis mine)

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for this, Betsy. I shared it w/ my cousin who's wrapping up an MA program for poetry this summer.