Here is poet Matt Hetherington‘s contribution to the Letter.Box.Stamp.Collect. project. His poem is called Poem to be Lived Backwards, and first appeared in the Out of Order E-Zine. This is what Matt had to say about connecting the poem with the project:
I wanted to write a poem that you could read both forward and backwards, and to write about how once you start walking, you can find yourself by forgetting about yourself. The haiku master Santoka Taneda once said:
“Days I don’t enjoy: any day I don’t walk, drink sake, and compose haiku.”
I thought about the beauty of walking from that thought, really. To walk is to survive.
© Matt Hetheringrton