Today is Grace Paley's birthday and I am nowhere near my plan of organizing a reading of some of her work...
But here's an excerpt from,
The Poet's Occasional Alternative
from Begin Again: Collected Poems © Farrar Strauss & Giroux.
I was going to write a poem
I made a pie instead it took
about the same amount of time
of course the pie was a final
draft a poem would have had some
distance to go days and weeks and
much crumpled paper
The full poem can be found here
Happy Chanuka! Happy Hanuka! Happy December 11...